Local bakeries sell out on Donut Day

YUMA, Ariz. – Whether glazed, blueberry or cream filled, there is a pastry for almost anyone’s taste buds at Yuma Donuts.

“I”m a chocoholic,” one patron said.

Florida native Nickolas Rosandich bought one dozen of his favorite treat Friday morning in celebration of National Donut Day.

“Every day is National Donut Day to me,” Rosandich said.

Yuma Donuts offered customers like Nickolas two free doughnuts with every dozen purchased. Co-owner Myra Ky said her store baked about 500 pastries in preparation for the busy day.

“We make some more, about 15 dozen more this morning, because we ran out so early today.”

Other local bakeries sold out of pastries within a couple of hours. Myra said the line at her shop went out the door during the morning rush.

“They come and say they love my doughnut, my doughnut delicious, and it’s their favorite doughnut place.”

With Friday expected to nationally rake in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, people with a sweet tooth and business owners alike have a reason to smile on this National Donut Day.

“They got good donuts here. They got good donuts.”

The Salvation Army originally created the day as a fundraiser for the U.S. military. It has been going strong for 77 years.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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