Thanks to Donut King my 6 yr old son had his very 1st donut EVER. Instead of cake he wanted donuts and with having a severe peanut allergy we thought that day would never come, but Donut King is peanut free and made us the happiest family ever. Amy B
All hail! Donut-King (658 1st Capitol Drive, St. Charles; 636-723-7680) will rise again, thanks to new owners Paul and Alissa Thoenen, who are taking up the mantle of the beloved shop and breathing new life into it after its surprise closure last month. Paul will run the shop while Alissa, a special education teacher, will help out and handle social media.
The divey donut shop was a cult favorite in St. Charles for close to five decades. It was best-known for its “Chop Suey” donut, a monstrous cinnamon that defied expectations. Before announcing its sudden closure last month, the original owner of Donut-King floated the idea of selling his shop to a few regular customers who had expressed interest in buying. But, Alissa says, most of their pitches fell flat. “I think people were being pretty picky,” she said. “Somebody wanted to move locations, somebody else wanted to change the equipment, but we wanted to just keep Donut-King the same—their recipes, their product—that was their selling point to us.”
Posted By Kevin Korinek on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 7:01 am
Reprinted with permission from RiverFront Times
Paul & Alissa Thoenen - New Owners
"“Somebody wanted to move locations, somebody else wanted to change the equipment, but we wanted to just keep Donut-King the same—their recipes, their product—that was their selling point to us.” "