Mr. B’s Daylight Donuts opens in Goddard

Mr. B's Daylight Donuts is now open in Goddard. Pictured from left are Sadie and Bentley Blubaugh, and Liz and Jamey Blubaugh.

By Travis Mounts 


GODDARD – For many small and mid-size towns, one of the amenities that residents want is a place to gather in the mornings, having something to eat and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Downtown Goddard has a new option with last Thursday’s opening of Mr. B’s Daylight Donuts. The restaurant is owned and operated by Goddard residents Jamey and Liz Blubaugh.

“Living in Goddard, you always here about the need for a place to come together,” Jamey Blubaugh said.

The business is located in the back of the building at 222 N. Main. The Blubaughs own the building, and have their real estate office there.

Blubaugh said technology has made the real estate business easier. Sales pitches and transactions take less time, and that means more time for the Blubaughs to expand their business ventures. They also have commercial and rental properties.

The response has been very positive so far, Blubaugh said.

“Everybody is thanking us for doing it and are appreciative,” he said.

The clientele has included kids with their families, working people, retirees and more. Blubaugh said the new business reminds him of places he went to as a kid.

“I feel we’re building childhood memories,” he said. “Everybody in the community coming around, it’s really been nice. Maybe we can bring some happiness.”

It takes a lot of work to build those memories. The work day begins between 1 and 2 a.m. The batter is made for cake donuts. They are cooked and then decorated. After that, the raised donuts are made. The daily menu also includes two kinds of sausage rolls and biscuits and gravy. Coffee is available for $1 and $2, and all other drinks are $2.

The staff – made up primarily of Blubaugh family members – was making four or five batches on the first few days. Monday was a little calmer, but they still made three batches of donuts to get through the morning.

Daylight Donuts is open 5-11 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

Blubaugh said he likes to be busy working, so the donut store is a nice addition. Family members are still adjusting to their new schedule, which comes with naps and bedtime around 8 p.m.

“Hopefully, this summer I can take a few days off with the kids helping out,” Blubaugh said.

For now, customers have to walk to the back of the building to reach Daylight Donuts. The kitchen comes up to the street on the north side of the building. Blubaugh is thinking about adding a drive-thru on the east side of the building.