I have a lot of food weaknesses. Near the top? Donuts. I love them. All of them. Always have. In terms of franchise donuts, there may not be anything in the world better than a hot Krispy Kreme glazed. I know, right? The last four words of that sentence make your mouth water to read. Although Krispy Kreme is now in my home state of Texas (everywhere, in fact), the donut shop of my youth was Shipley’s Donuts. And now, they are getting closer and closer to me as Shipley’s is coming soon to Spartanburg, South Carolina.
I realize you’re probably not going to believe this next statement, but you must trust me. A hot Shipley’s glazed donut is every bit as amazing as its counterpart with Krispy Kreme. And I will rank Shipley’s cinnamon rolls, twists, and especially their apple fritters ahead of ANY other donut shop.
Shipley’s Donuts coming to Spartanburg marks the second location in the state (the other is in Greenwood). Spartanburg native Clint Larkins owns both. According to the Spartanburge Herald-Journal, Larkins is trying to get the donuts better known across the Palmetto State. “Shipley has several hundred locations overall, but they’re based in Texas. We picked Spartanburg because I’m from here and my wife is from Duncan and so it’s a home game for us. We were building a hotel outside of Nashville, and my dad would go there [Shipley] to get donuts for the guys. We thought it would sit well in South Carolina and that it would be a good fit.”
Dear Mr. Larkins, Shipley’s Donuts would be a good fit in Indian Land, South Carolina, too. Just sayin’. Signed a little boy from Texas who knows. The new Spartanburg location is opening soon at 1631 John B. White Sr. Blvd.