By Sam Elliott
Downtown Fishers was able to appropriately celebrate National Donut Day June 3 due to the grand opening of the newest Square Donuts location, 8745 E. 116th St., in Fishers.
Fishers’ is the fourth Square Donuts in the Indianapolis area, joining the Washington Street bakery plus locations in downtown Indianapolis and in Carmel. The same day the Fishers store was celebrating its opening, Square Donuts was awarded with first place for best yeast donuts in Indianapolis at the downtown National Donut Day celebration.
“We’ve got the best yeast donuts in the city,” Square Donuts Fishers’ Tony Sandlin said. “The shape makes them unique, but it doesn’t really affect the taste … People always ask why only the yeast donuts are square. The cake donuts you can’t do square because they just won’t hold up with the shape.”
Sandlin said the first weeks have been successful ones, with numbers “off the charts” for Square Donuts Fishers. The location in the heart of downtown Fishers makes it a convenient stop for nearby government and business workers.
“This is a great little area right here,” Sandlin said. “We almost opened here a year ago around the corner a little bit, but it was a rental space and it was off the road. People told me it’s best to be on a busy road where the traffic doesn’t go over 40 mph … When you go by here, traffic’s nice and slow to see the sign.”
Additional outside signage, as well as some exterior painting, are still on the location’s to-do list, but inside donuts are arriving fresh daily from the West Washington Street bakery before doors open at 6 a.m. Closing time varies day to day — usually approximately 1 p.m. — “Or until the donuts sell out,” Sandlin said.