Having debuted just over a year ago in Tampa, Mini Doughnut Factory has been a runaway hit for owners Patrick and Zezura Ruddell. Every weekend, the line stretches out the door as patrons patiently wait to indulge in the Factory’s made-to-order mini morsels.
The mini doughnuts are approximately one third the size of a regular doughnut and come in 16 different flavors (or you can create your own). One of the most popular flavors is the Sweet Pig, which is a vanilla cake doughnut with maple icing and bacon. Another favorite is the Peanut Butter Crunch, vanilla cake doughnut with peanut butter icing and crushed butterfingers. There are so many great flavors available and thanks to their small size, you won’t have to choose just one. The doughnuts come in packs of 3, 6, 16, 25 or 35. There are also gluten-free doughnuts available.
Hoping to ride off the success of their Tampa location, the husband and wife duo are now setting their sights on the Sunshine City. Their second location will be located at 730 4th St N in St. Petersburg, next to Chipotle and Jimmy Johns and in close proximity to downtown. Beyond St. Pete and Tampa, the plan is to open up three more locations in Tampa Bay within the next 12-18 months.
Currently, the new St. Pete Mini Doughnut Factory is in the architectural drawings phase, and then permits will need to be obtained. This location will be larger than the first location, which will hopefully translate into shorter lines and more doughnuts. Ruddell is hoping to start serving doughnuts in St. Pete this May and promises that “St Petersburg is going to love what we add.”
We cannot wait for Mini Doughnut Factory's arrival in St. Pete and will keep you updated as more details are announced. In the meantime, be sure to visit them on Facebook and Instagram for additional info.