Donut Fever Strikes Klamath Falls! Apparent shortage closes donut stores early.

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Do you have an uncontrollable craving for a donut that can’t be quenched without actually eating one? Is it so bad that you would lash out against people on social media?

A major donut shortage has struck Klamath Falls. People in town simply cannot get enough donuts!  “The Doughnut House” opened it’s doors last Monday May 14th and has since been overwhelmed with demand for fresh warm donuts. So overwhelmed, they have had to close hours ahead of scheduled closing times because they simply cannot keep enough of their in demand products available. The Doughnut House is currently closed over the weekend so they can spend the time planning and expanding the operation to increase capacity for the next scheduled opening on Monday.

The donut shortage has brought out the grouch in many people who have lashed out on Facebook in various pages and groups complaining about the lack of donuts throughout the day in Klamath.

The owner of Green Blade Bakery has offered to help his own competition (The Doughnut House) with their renovations this weekend and even offered to help them make donuts to meet the demand:

“Please let us know if there’s any way we can help you all out over there, either with your renovations this weekend or just in general. We’re pretty handy in a bakery kitchen. 

We feel bad about some of the bs you’ve had to put up with during your opening week, and we don’t want you or anyone else thinking that a few entitled malcontents in any way represent the character of the good people in this community. We’re rooting for you, and we can’t wait to get us a box, because we love donuts.

Blessings, from Green Blade. 


This past week local Restaurant Starvin Marvins made a batch of donuts to help assist with the local donut shortage emergency.

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Courtesy Starvin Marvins (Fair Use Act)

In the meantime, please reflect on the bigger things going on. This week alone we saw school shootings, a major plane crash in Cuba, more damage in Hawaii from the volcano, and an array of other bad news. Not being able to get a donut is a small thing. So small, it’s not worth lashing out at people over it. Supply will be adjusted to meet demand. It might take a few weeks for the bakery to adjust production accordingly, but they will get there.

What do you think about the “Klamath Donut Shortage”? Feel free to comment here at the blog or on our Facebook page. We’d like to see your opinion.

Article by Klamath Alerts 



  • Michelle phillips

    That’s exactly why my family waits at least a month to try any new place in town. Too many people and it gives them time to work out all the kinks.

  • I drive by the new place all the time. I look to see if I can pop in and only one time were they open, but they had a line and I was busy. Each time I think, ‘well that sucks’ and other than giving the bad news to my daughter, who is donut deprived, I move on with my day. I can’t wait to see how my family likes them. I can’t eat the gluten anyways. I feel bad for the company and the negative response they have gotten from people that so clearly just want a donut. I hope they get everything figured out, was able to hire more people, stock up on more supplies and can run more smoothly this week.
    Funny, I almost messaged them the day before they opened to say that what ever they had planned to make they should double it. Clearly I was wrong even at that guess.

  • I totally would check it out were I still living in beautiful Klamath Falls. No doubt about it!! Leona loves maple bars, and I love old-fashioneds, so it’s a no brainer.

    Let the wonderful people of this new shop get things in order and then go visit. Don’t, whatever you do, give them a hard time because you have to wait in line or they run out. That simply tells them they need to up their game!!!

    Klamath Falls needs more quality shops and this sounds like it would definitely be an asset, so don’t scare ’em off!! I can’t wait to make another trip down south and give them a try!!!

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