There is nothing like a good donut in the morning. Who am I kidding? There is nothing like a great donut any time of the day, especially when they are hot and fresh. There is certainly no shortage of donuts here in the bomb city. I don't think there's a single spot in town that is more than 5 min away from hot round goodness. here's a twist, Amarillo once had a donut chain that was a little different, it's claim to fame?

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Spudnuts and Potato Donuts

This sign could be found in front of the Spudnuts Location that used to occupy the now vacant lot next to a Toot and Totum in the 300 block of South McMasters. Spudnuts served a potato donut. No not a literal potato... they used potato flour or potato starch to make them instead of regular flour but other than that the process is pretty much the same. As far as  taste goes they are noted for being a little sweeter. lighter and fluffier than their traditional counterparts.

Spudnuts started out in Utah as the brain child of Al and Bob Pelton and at one point operated as many as 500 stores at it's peak including the Amarillo store amd was the largest donut chain nationally at the time. but as consumer preferences changed the company eventually started closing stores. The Amarillo location actually was one of the last to close serving as late as 2014 from what I can find, The property was sold to you guessed it... Toot and Totum in 2016. There were plans to revitalize the brand and open a new location but they never really materialized.

Can you still get em?

There are still plenty of franchisees left after the company shuttered, none in Texas but the recipe is still served at Kountry Donuts in Dumas or you can actually make them yourself:

 

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