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Mister Donut

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The Mister Donut chain was founded in 1956. These signs were used in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The "W"-shaped portion of the signs mimicked their stores' roof line. Most of these remaining buildings now house other businesses and the signs have been adapted or destroyed. Although defunct in the U.S., Mister Donut is the largest doughnut chain in Japan.

former Mister Donut
Hayward, CA
This former Mister Donut now houses Tommy's Donuts. The Mister Donut pole sign was adapted. The plastic sign on the side of the building is original. [map]

Tasty Donut [gone]
Endwell, NY
Tasty Donut was built as a Mister Donut. When the name was changed, the plastic "Tasty" part of the sign was added to cover up "Mister". I've been told that this location's W-shaped roof was damaged in a tornado in the early 1990s and replaced. This store had been closed since at least 2007. This photo was taken in 2010. In 2011, the sign's plastic panels were removed. The rest of the sign was removed later that year.

Bradenton Donuts
Bradenton, FL
Mid-American Title Loan
Springfield, MO
This Mister Donut location has been Bradenton Donuts since the early 1990s. [map]

This location houses a Mid-American Title Loan office. The building was occupied by the Yen Ching Stir-Fry Express before that. [map]

Rick's On 5
Wallingford, CT
Home Cut Donuts
Joliet, IL
Rick's On 5 has an adapted Mister Donut sign. The original building has either been remodeled or replaced. For more, see this website. [map]

Home Cut Donuts occupies another former Mister Donut building. [map]

former Mister Donut
Decatur, IL
This former Mister Donut is or was still selling donuts as Donuts & Mor and K&S Donuts. I'm not sure if they were still open when this photo was taken in 2009. The building now houses Taqueria La Perlita. [map]

former Mister Donut
Portland, OR
former Mister Donut
Omaha, NE
This former Mister Donut in Portland now houses the Gateway Breakfast House. [map]

This former Mister Donut in Omaha now houses the Rice Bowl Chinese Restaurant. [map]

former Mister Donut
Tulsa, OK
This former Mister Donut is now home to Daytonz Hitch and Truck Accessories. [map]

Little Caesars Pizza
Syracuse, NY
This Little Caesars Pizza has occupied this former Mister Donut since at least 2006. [map]

Speedee Cash
Las Vegas, NV
former Mister Donut
West Des Moines, IA
This Speedee Cash is another former Mister Donut. In the late 1990s, the building was occupied by Charleston Shoe Repair. It has been Speedee Cash since at least 2006. [map]

This Des Moines Mister Donut is now named Donut King. The "Mister" was removed from this sign and it remains in use. [map]

former Mister Donut
Kalamazoo, MI
former Mister Donut
Harrisburg, PA
This former Mister Donut in Kalamazoo housed the PlumCrazzy Ice Cream Parlor when this photo was taken in 2011. It had closed by 2012. I believe the building was still vacant in 2014. In 2015, the building had been painted red and white and it was housing Quality Auto Today, a used car business. [map]

This former Mister Donut in Harrisburg is now occupied by the Strictly Formals tuxedo store. [map]

former Mister Donut
San Jose, CA
former Mister Donut
San Jose, CA
The first former Mister Donut above now houses Pacific Interlock Pavingstone. The building previously housed Sunset Pools and then Swan Pools. For more, see this website. [map]

The second former Mister Donut in San Jose shown above was built in 1966. The building has housed a Subway restaurant since 2010. Before that, the building housed a H. Salt Esq. Fish & Chips restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

Peter Pan Donuts
Cleveland, OH
This Peter Pan Donuts was most likely built as a Mister Donut. The W-shaped canopy above the entrance looks like a match. These photos are from 2005. This store closed in 2008 and has been vacant since then. For more, see this website. [map]

More former Mister Donuts:
Fort Myers, FL
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Panama City, FL
St. Petersburg, FL
Winter Haven, FL [map]
Belleville, IL [vintage; gone]
Danville, IL: 1, 2 [map]
Monticello, IN [gone]
Fitchburg, MA [gone]
Weymouth, MA [vintage; gone]
Toronto, ON [vintage; gone]

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