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10/9/2017

Donut Disappointment

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:04 pm

The internal Homer Simpson that I carry with me at all times, is always seeking out a good donut. I endeavored today to a newish shop in hopes of finding such a delectable treat.

Whenever I try a new donut shop, I always opt for the most baseline of donuts – yeast-risen, plain, glazed. This is a test. If the shop can’t get this very basic donut right, they certainly won’t be able to get anything fancier right either.

I rolled into Rise on Broughton at about 10:30 this morning, and was greeted by excessively loud pop music – not a good first sign. There was a line of people, which didn’t seem to make a lot of sense since there were more employees behind the counter than in line, but whatever. I got in line and started looking over the ‘old school’ (their term not mine) menu. Then I looked again. Then again. Where the frick are the plain, glazed? I stood there for a good full minute or two staring like a monkey at a shiny trinket utterly confused. It really was not computing that this alleged donut shop couldn’t even deliver on the most basic of donuts. I finally gathered my wits and left.

After I returned, sans donuts, I went to their website to make sure I just didn’t miss a listing for plain/glazed. Nope. I didn’t. They simply do not serve what is arguably the most popular donut in the USA. I was really disappointed with Rise and do not expect that I will ever go back. Clearly their products are aimed at hipster doofuses and children, and not a regular gal like me.

Oh well, I guess I will be donut free today. Probably for the best anyway. Mmmm…no donuts…

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