UNREAL: Southern Utah WENT NUTS To Support Local Donut Shop!
This past Friday was National Donut Day, and local donut shop, Daylight Donuts was excited to take part!
Daylight Donuts offered a Free Donut to the first 100 people, but it really turned into "FREE DONUT FOR ANYONE THAT ASKS!" after losing track of how many free donuts they've given out. Daylight Donuts also extended their hours to 6pm instead of the normal noon-closing time.
SOUTHERN UTAH SHOWED UP!
I was there Friday morning at 7:30am and watched droves of people RUNNING for the door at Daylight. The line was moving fast, but was consistently lined out the door. Parents showed up with their kids in pajamas, and some even soaked in their swimsuits! People were SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS!
Kids were earning free donuts by coloring pictures, and there was even a drawing for FREE DONUTS FOR A YEAR (52 cards for a dozen donuts!). The winner will be announced Monday June 5th.
By 9am, Daylight Donuts had already made DOUBLE the amount of sales that they do on an average day, and by closing time they sold A STAGGERING AMOUNT OF DONUTS!
According to Daylight Donuts Co-Owner, Tony Chambers, he's estimating around 5,000 donuts sold on Friday alone!
Daylight Donuts went through...
- 10 batches of raised dough (29 lb. bags). That's over 290 pounds of dough!
- 50 pounds of vanilla cake.
- 40 pounds of chocolate cake.
- 40 pounds of old fashioned dough.
- 20 pounds of blueberry dough.
- 433 individual transactions!
Unfortunately, Daylight Donuts could NOT stay open until 6pm, as they COMPLETELY sold out at 4:45pm.
But next year... Daylight has some HUGE PLANS in store for National Donut Day! In 2024, Daylight will be open from 6:00am until... MIDNIGHT!
FREE DONUTS IN SOUTHERN UTAH ON FRIDAY!
Friday, June 2nd is NATIONAL DONUT DAY! Most Donut shops are celebrating, but NONE quite like Daylight Donuts in St. George!
On Friday morning, Daylight Donuts will be giving away one FREE DONUT to the first 100 people in the store! They're also extending their hours to help EVERYONE celebrate! Friday only they're open from 6am-6pm. With a 6am opening, that means you need to HUSTLE to get your free donut.
If you don't make it in time for a free donut, you can get your donuts SUPER CHEAP! The Classic Donuts (Any Donut With A Hole) are on sale for only $0.89 per donut!
BIG TIME SOUTHERN UTAH CELEBRITIES, DJ & Aaronee from Cat Country Utah, will be broadcasting live from 7:30am-9:30 am eating their weight in donuts. Come say hi to them and get an autograph for only $9.99 per autograph! Or buy 10 autographs, get one free!
Stop by Friday morning, afternoon, or even late afternoon and celebrate NATIONAL DONUT DAY with Daylight Donuts in St. George!
A Southern Utah Favorite IS BACK Thanks To Local Business Owners
A local favorite IS BACK thanks to 2 Southern Utah business owners!
They're back open at their same location, 435 N Bluff Street in St. George.
Two local business owners have come together to bring Daylight Donuts back after a brief closure.
Tony Chambers and his wife Ricki, owners of Dixie Direct Savings Guide has partnered with Ryan Gallian and his wife Katie, owners of Melted Massage!
They're open from Monday-Saturdays 6am-Noon, and usually have HUGE deals on the donuts!
CLASSIC (Donuts with a hole) for $1.25/each or $12.99/dozen.
Donut Holes for $2.75/dozen.
Fancy (Honeybuns, maple/chocolate bars, bear claws, bismarcks, fritters, pinecones, cinnamon rolls) for $2.49/each or $24.99/dozen.
Or you can
MIX IT UP (Any 6 Classic & Any 6 Fancy Donuts) for $18.99.
Drop in for some of the FRESHEST donuts in town, made daily!
COMMENT: "I WANT FREE DAILY DONUTS" on Facebook for your chance to WIN 1 Dozen Donuts FREE!
YIKES: Things That Offend You If You're A Southern Utahn
1. Being told a certain Drive-In on St. George Blvd is "GREAT" but "Expensive":
Where were ya'll when they closed down?! This business has an ARMY of people coming after me for saying their food is expensive. Apparently, I need a higher paying job and "go to yelp, if I NEED to write a review" wtf.
2. The words "GREATER ZION":
Don't you DARE say those words. "Greater Zion" is like the guy your girl told you not to worry about, then you break up and she's doing the Walk-Of-Shame out of his house at 7am. We HATE those words!
3. Change. Any change. AT ALL:
Don't change the flag! Stop building homes! Stop bringing in new restaurants! Stop making this place better! We want to pretend it's 1970 forever!
4. A California License plate:
If your car has a California plate, just HIDE! They're coming after you. You'll catch a middle finger. You'll get cut off in traffic. Did you commit murder? No... You just have a California License plate!
5. Anything with the words "Drag" and "Show" in the title:
Don't EVER pair those words up. Don't even JOKE about those words together. Those words don't belong here! Send those words back to where they came from!
6. Saying Crumbl's cookies are good:
Don't you dare tell someone Crumbl has a good cookie! You must eat it in secret in an alley, like you're cheating on your wife! Don't you dare go admitting that it actually tastes good!
7. Saying Cumbl's cookies are NOT good:
Don't you dare tell someone Crumbl sucks! This is a local Utah company! You are not allowed to have an opinion on Crumbl! They have millions of followers online! Just shut up about Crumbl. Don't even THINK of saying anything.
8. Pronouncing Zion "Zy-On":
Hey pal... It's ZY-IN like LION. You're clearly not from here, and now you need to leave! We can't have you out here saying ZY-ON. What're you... A CALIFORNIAN?!
9. Protesting ANYTHING Publicly:
Wait! You're angry about something?! Well I'm angry that you're angry about it! Protesting at Planned Parenthood? Protesting BLM on Main Street? Here come the guys with GIANT LIFTED TRUCKS to save the day!
10. Posting a photo of a celebrity you met in town:
"LEAVE THEM ALONE! THEY'RE JUST A NORMAL PERSON!" It would be AWESOME to meet your favorite celebrity at Cafe Rio here in town, but if you post that photo... Get ready for all the "LET THEM BE! THEY DON'T DESERVE THIS" comments. GUYS... RELAX!
Utah: TRUE FACTS That Sound Fake!
It's no surprise, Utah is America's favorite state! Here are some FACTS about The Beehive State that sound 100% made up!
Utah has the YOUNGEST population in the nation!
It's true! When you think Utah, you may think OLD TIMERS, RETIRED PEOPLE, GRANDPARENTS! But approximately 30% of Utah is under 18 years old! Utah's average age of the population is 31.5 years old! The next closest is Texas at 35.2. Maine comes in at the oldest in the country with an average age of 45!
Utah is home to the OLDEST theme park in the USA!
Lagoon, baby! Lagoon opened it's doors in 1886! Shoot-the-Chutes was the first ride, a boat ride going down a ramp, splashing into the water! Literally 137 years old! Grover Cleveland was the Pres!
Gayest City in America?
That's right! Salt Lake City was named America's GAYEST city in 2012 by Advocate.com. Salt Lake already has a HUGE Pride Parade every June, but they also had International Mr. Leather semifinalist, nude yoga classes, an LGBT bookstore, and Sundance Festival.
The first KFC was in Utah!
The Colonel lived in Utah? That's right! The first KFC is located at 3890 S. State Street, in Salt Lake City. The name 'Kentucky Fried Chicken' actually came from the painter that was creating a sign for 'Harman's Cafe', and the name KFC stuck!
The WORST AIR in the WHOLE WORLD?
MOST of Utah has very clean, pretty air but NOT Salt Lake City. On August 6, 2021, Salt Lake City had THE WORST AIR QUALITY in the entire WORLD! That inversion will GETCHA!