Florence’s Donut Shoppe goes out with a bang after 42 years

City Of Florence Alabama Donute Shoppe
Loyal customers lined up early in the morning on closing day. (City of Florence, Alabama – Government / Facebook)

For over 40 years, Shoals-area residents have enjoyed fresh donuts from The Donut Shoppe. Here’s what you need to know about this community staple and how incredible its last day was.

The Donut Shoppe served the Shoals area for 42 years

In 1962, The Donut Shoppe started serving its very first donuts. Over forty years later, they just served their last on Sunday morning.

Known for their huge, made-fresh-daily donuts, The Donut Shoppe was a community favorite in the Shoals for decades. David Wallace, the owner, was dedicated to excellent donut-making and customer service. After his passing in July 2023, the family decided it was time to close up, according to WAFF48.

On Sunday, August 13, The Donut Shoppe served its loyal customers for the last time—and they went out with a bang.

They served a very long line of customers starting at 4:30AM

A long line of headlights started forming at 1AM outside of The Donut Shoppe. Over the next few hours, the line would stretch out into the highway.

Filled with out-of-town visitors and hungry donut-lovers, the line started moving around 4:30AM before their normal 5AM open. By 10AM, the last donut was sold.

The enthusiasm at the last morning is a testament to how much The Donut Shoppe was loved by the community.

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Sarah Gronberg
Sarah Gronberg
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