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It started in 1955…a classic New England town’s love affair with a homemade donut so delicious, 50-year loyalists deem it their go-to spot for launching their day, while destination diners plan vacations around their visits.
Yes, 1955 was the year Kane’s Donuts opened its doors to residents of Saugus, Mass., a blue-collar enclave outside Boston’s city limits.
Today, amid a sea of sameness from donut shops and breakfast joints that compete with cookie-cutter locations, Kane’s is a Massachusetts icon with a steadfast tradition of serving artisanal donuts prepared fresh daily, and made fresh with local ingredients, even the boxes for the donuts are made locally.
Rescued from going the corporate route by Peter and Kay Delios during the 1980’s, they brought back the shops great local reputation. Using Peter’s recipes and vast knowledge from being the former co-owners of the Iconic Mrs. Fosters Doughnut shop of Lynn (Est.1933).
Peter and Kay decided in 2007 to pass Kane’s on to their children. Today their legacy continues with the five siblings propelling the shop’s nationally recognized success, all of the while teaching the next generation about the history and love that goes into making those satisfying, single-serving guilty pleasures commonly known as donuts.
People call Kane’s quaint, with its coastal colors, local artwork, and family-friendly atmosphere. The use of fresh and local ingredients is what takes Peter’s old world recipes to a new level and it shows in the quality of the donuts. Our donuts speak for themselves: From television to print, our award-winning donuts have landed Kane’s on national “Top-10 Best Of” lists honoring the finest in our specialty’s genre.
Pick up a regular donut and all you see is a hole. Look through the hole of a Kane’s donut, and you’ll see a legacy of authenticity. Spiced. Sprinkled. Frosted. Glazed. Pillowy. Creamy. Gooey. Refined. Decadent. Delicious.
Since donut eating needs no reason, come taste our legacy. Kane’s Donuts are Love!!