Courtesy Hurts Donut, Facebook
Donuts topped with chocolate chip cookie dough, German chocolate cake donuts, pink lemonade donuts, pineapple upside-downuts, and roughly 70 other varieties are soon coming to town.
Springfield, Missouri-based chain Hurts Donut this week announced plans for a Fayetteville location.
No address has been announced, but the location will be operated by Melissa and Dak Henning, who are relocating to Fayetteville from Springfield to open the restaurant.
Hurts Donut was founded just three years ago, and the company has grown exponentially since then. Co-founder Kas Clegg told the Joplin Globe in September that the company was opening its eighth location, and had plans to open about 12 more in in Des Moines, Iowa; Middleton, Wisconsin; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Tempe, Arizona; Branson, Missouri; and other cities around the region.
Hurts is best known for its oversized donuts with off-the-wall toppings, but they also travel to neighboring cities and sell donuts to raise funds for local charities in their mobile donut truck.
Their name, as you may have figured out, is based on the old joke your grandpa or elementary school classmate may have told you. “Want a Hurts Donut,” someone would ask, before slugging you in the arm and delivering the punch line. “Hurts, don’ it?”
Hurts locations are open 24/7, or as the company’s Facebook pages boast, “25 hours a day, 8 days a week.”
We’ve reached out to the Hennings and the Cleggs for more information about when and where they plan to open their Fayetteville location, and we’ll add that information here once we hear back from them.
You can find more information, and plenty of photos of Hurts exotic donuts on Facebook.