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Daylight Donuts opens doors

Published 5:47pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Starting this morning, the sweet yeasty smell of baking donuts will be permeating from the intersection of Airport Road and Hwy. 63.

Daylight Donuts opened their doors from a small location on the side of Airport Road. The business will be open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bunnat Heng, who currently lives in Alexander City, will be operating the establishment. Heng came to the city from Cleaveland, Miss.

Heng said he chose Alexander City due to several factors.

“The population – there are a lot of people here,” Heng said. “It is not too small and not too big, and there are a lot of businesses around here.”

Daylight Donuts will feature your usual donut shop fares, including glazed, chocolate covered, sprinkled covered and donut holes. They will also feature several pastries, including apple fritters, long johns, cinnamon twists and seven types of filled donuts.

The shop will, of course, serve coffee and cappuccino as well.

There will also be some more savory selections on the menu. Heng said the business will offer breakfast burritos, breakfast biscuits and croissants.

Also, the shop will feature a culinary creation with a bit of varied history.

Kolaches, originally brought over by Czech immigrants, hves transformed in the many Czech communities throughout Texas. Heng explained that the creation can be ordered with all sorts of fillings, such as cheese, sausage and jalapenos, and isn’t sweet like a regular donut.

Heng thanked all local city residents and employees for the support throughout the process of opening the franchise.