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Everyone who watches the famous animated sitcom “The Simpsons” knows that its main character Homer Simpson is fond of donuts. And if you love donuts as Homer Simpson does, there is only one place where you can taste such great donuts – it’s Shipley Do-Nuts.

It’s a well-known restaurant line located predominately in the Southern part of the United States like Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Arkansas, and others. As for today, Shipley Do-Nuts runs over 300 locations.

Shipley Do-Nuts History

Every business starts from conception. And Shipley Do-Nuts has it. It all started in the second half of the 1930s after the Great Depression ended. In his bakery in Texas, Lawrence Shipley, Sr. made up a unique recipe of donuts that nobody had at that time – the unforgettable flavor of a glazed donut. He cut the donuts by hand and served them hot. He believed that when people tasted these warm donuts, it would make them come back. And this conception gained great success. In the middle of the 1940s, Shipley Do-Nuts successfully entered the retail market and started to expand through the American territory. The great growth Shipley Do-Nuts experienced in the 2010s opening new locations in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Florida.

What they offer

As the name implies, the main product of the Shipley Do-Nuts menu is, of course, donuts. Here, you can taste over sixty various donuts types (can you imagine that?). Besides, all donuts are made in three styles. The first one is the yeast donut (it’s a standard glazed donut). The second style is donuts with different types of fillings. And the third style is the cake donut. It can come with everything – fruits, glazes, nuts, etc.

But tasteful donuts are not the only thing that Shipley Do-Nuts can offer. Here, you can also taste different kolaches – plain sausages, pulled pork, jalapeno sausage & cheese, Shipley bold sausage & cheese, the Big Earl sausage, and cheese, etc. The Big Earl is a key kolache in Shipley Do-Nuts. It got its name from the famous American football player Earl Campbell. It’s made of sausage, jalapeno, and cheese.

Shipley Do-Nuts also has a great drink assortment. It includes coffee and tea with ice, various frappes, hot drinks, different types of coffee, tea, juice, milk, and others.

In Shipley Do-Nuts, you can not only taste great donuts and drinks. Its website also offers to buy some souvenirs such as coffee cups, exclusive Shipley Coffee K-Cups, t-shirts, hoodies, and hats.

If you want to taste Shipley Do-Nuts products outside its locations, you can use its delivery or catering service. Their catering service includes donuts and kolaches shipping, plus breakfast, wedding, and corporate catering. To know what products the catering menu has, you can visit the Shipley Do-Nuts website.

For all customers, Shipley Do-Nuts offers a special reward program known as Shipley Rewards. It allows getting scores for every purchase you make in Shipley Do-Nuts and earn discounts and free stuff during the whole year. For all newcomers, Shipley Do-Nuts gives a free donut with their next purchase, plus twenty extra scores to their accounts.


Typical Hours of Operation

Mo 5:30 - 14:00
Tu 5:30 - 14:00
We 5:30 - 14:00
Th 5:30 - 14:00
Fr 5:30 - 14:00
Sa 5:30 - 14:00
Su 5:30 - 14:00

Locations: 294 locations in 24 states and 143 cities.


  • Take Out
  • Donut Shops
  • Coffee Shops
  • Beverages


  • accepts credit cards

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