Donut Crazy cuts ribbon to new store located in Westport

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By Cate Casparius ’19

March 17, 2017 was a big morning for Jason Wojnarowski as he cut the ribbon at 9 a.m. to officially open his fifth Donut Crazy in the last three and a half years. Around 150 members of the Westport community gathered behind Wojnarowski to welcome him into the community, including the first selectman, the chief of police and the deputy chief.

The store is located at the Westport train station on 1 Terry Lane in Westport, Connecticut. The shop is open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The times of the shop coordinate with the train schedule so passengers can grab their morning coffee and donut before work, or after a long day, decompress with a snack.

The donut shop had a “soft opening” where they opened a day prior to the ribbon cutting, without any advertisement, to get a feel for the shop and community before publicizing the official opening.  

When stepping into the shop there is an immediate whiff of the colorful donuts freshly made inside the kitchen. “Donut crazy is very unique in comparison to other donut shops because of its unique type of flavors and the way they present their donuts. It draws people in and it’s not something you’re necessarily used to,” Tabitha Burke ’19 said.

Burke also said she’s excited to get her favorite specialty donut, the “Dough Boy.” This donut is not only topped with cookie dough, powdered sugar and half dipped in chocolate, but is also filled with edible cookie dough. It is one of the 27 “crazy”, extravagant donut varieties offered in the store.

Inside the shop, the space is big, colorful and bright with lights hung up on the wall spelling out, “Let’s Eat Donuts!” The walls are decorated with pictures of donuts and other visually appealing frames.

In addition to donuts and coffee, the store offers breakfast sandwiches and other more filling fare that’s made up front. There is also a prepared food section with options from two local restaurants: The Match, located in South Norwalk, and Nom-eez, located in Fairfield.

Wojnarowski said he is looking forward to “being part of the community and having a spot where everybody can come hangout.”