Doughnut Dolly Abruptly Shuts Down Operations, Closing All Locations

Doughnut Dolly Abruptly Shuts Down Operations, Closing All Locations

A tray of sheer goodness, Photo courtesy of Doughnut Dolly

A tray of sheer goodness, Photo courtesy of Doughnut Dolly

We normally don't post about establishments closures but our heartached towards Doughnut Dolly and their FB announcement.

What literally came out of nowhere, Founder and pastry chef Hannah Hoffman and the team over at Doughnut Dolly have effective immediately closed all their locations (including Berkeley, Oakland, and their newly opened SF spot) and have terminated the business. The announcement comes a little over a week after Hoffman announced the closure of the three-year-old Berkeley location due to a rent dispute, in the Gilman district. She told Berkeleyside that employees there would move to the other locations and the transition would be "seamless."

The FB post as reads:

To all of our amazing customers, Dollies Dough Boys, and loving community:

It is with great loss and sadness to announce that Doughnut Dolly is now closed. We have had the unique privilege of feeding you treats over the last five years in Temescal, three years in Berkeley, and just a few months in San Francisco.
Seeing your smiling faces has been our greatest joy, and will be missed.
Thank you for all the love, support, joy, stories, and sugar kisses.

In the fall, Hoffman was working to open a doughnut stall at The Market on Market, the food hall in the base of the Twitter building in SF, and the process was somewhat delayed by construction issues. The stall finally opened in November, following two months of pop-ups there, and it included Doughnut Dolly's first foray into savory doughnuts (kind of like sweet pork buns).

Being a constant contender in the Bay Area fried goodness world, we're sad to see them go. A serious Bob Cut favorite to the end.


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