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Donut shop opens on North Main Street

Lewises operate Daddy-O’s

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 1:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 1:07 p.m. CDT
(BCR photo/Lyle Ganther)
Shawn and Steve Lewis of Princeton opened Daddy-O's Donut Shop in July in Princeton at 927 N. Main St.

PRINCETON — Owners Steve and Shawn Lewis opened Daddy-O’s Donut Shop on July 3 at 927 N. Main St. The shop is in the same location as Nuts 4 Donuts, which had been previously operated by Larry Werdeniuk since 2012.

“He has always had a nose for donuts,” said Shawn, referring to her husband, Steve. “He finds a donut shop wherever we go.”

The shop is open from 5 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Monday.

“We make raised and glazed donuts and all the fritters,” added Shawn. “We can make any kind of donut you want. Our maple bacon donuts are one of the top sellers. We also sell a lot of Fruity Pebbles donuts.”

Steve and his son, Tanner, will operate the donut shop when his wife, Shawn, goes back to work at Princeton High School cafeteria when school resumes. Steve said he has been working for 40 years in the construction business and thought running a donut shop would be something different.

“My kids have always called me Daddy-O, so we thought it was a good idea for a different name (for the shop),” said Steve. “We also went to a retro color scheme in the shop.”

The Lewises would like to apologize for a mistake they made the first weekend they were open.

“As novices, we were not prepared for all that this job entails,” they said. “To all our customers who came in and tried our product, we sincerely apologize. The first weekend we were open was definitely trial by fire.”

On the first Sunday the Lewises were open, they made a mistake in their dough, and the donuts turned out chewy.

“We contacted the company, and they helped us to improve and perfect the dough,” they said. “We hope that the wonderful people who gave us a chance once will let us prove ourselves by trying Daddy-O’s Donut Shop again.”

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