- Winchell's Donuts
The chain's slogan is "Home of the Warm 'n Fresh Donut," and it claims to be the West Coast's largest doughnut chain. It also offers its customers a 14-doughnut dozen, as opposed to the standard
baker's dozenof 13.
Winchell's offers over 70 varieties of doughnuts, including raised doughnuts, cake doughnuts,
buttermilkdoughnuts, twists, and jelly doughnuts. Other baked products offered include croissants, cinnamon rolls, bagels, muffins, and scones. No animal fat is used either as an ingredient or for cooking their fried doughproducts.
A large beverage selection is also offered at each location, which includes a house blend of
coffeemade from dark roasted Arabicabeans. Hot and frozen cappuccinos, orange and apple juice, milk, tea, and soda are also available.
In 2004, Winchell's was purchased by
Yum-Yum Donuts, a company which operates 70 donut shops under its own name, but continues to operate Winchell's shops under their historic name.
In 2005, it pulled out of the
Kansas Cityarea, and most locations became Krispy Kreme.
Winchell's in popular culture
Ice Cubementions Winchell's Donuts in his song "Down for Whatever."
Will & Grace", Will Trumanmentions that Grace Adlermissed her SATs because she was waiting for the hot donuts at Winchell's. This is peculiar because Grace grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York, where Winchell's does not operate.
A Winchell's Donut shop is seen in the background of "" shortly after the crew of the late "
Starship Enterprise" arrived in 20th-century San Francisco.
Winchell's is mentioned in the liner notes for
Green Day's album " Dookie".
In the HBO series "
John from Cincinnati", Ed O'Neill's character, Bill, offers Freddie a box of Winchell's Variety Dozen as a form of peace offering.
In the film "
Summer School", the kid's ditch Mr. Shoop's class and go to Winchell's. When they are returned by the security guard, they offer Shoop a donut.
In the HBO series "
Six Feet Under" there is a scene where Brenda Chenowith is sitting in a Winchell's drinking coffee by herself.
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