Wayne Herron, Co-Owner
71st and Elm
in Broken Arrow
For the past nine years, my sister and I have owned a wholesale
printing business. Today, we own and operate a Paradise donut shop.
Making the switch from operating a roll press to a rolling pin was
difficult to say the least.
Neither of us had ever made a donut, nor had we ever seen one
made. We had no idea what equipment would be needed or where to get
it. No idea of how to set up a kitchen even if we had the equipment.
All we were sure of was that we did indeed want to get into the
After research, we realized it would take a reasonable
investment, money we were able to obtain, and offered a solid chance
of good return. In our case, we made money the very first month.
And, after our first six months, we had already surpassed where we
thought it would take us two years to reach.
The folks at Paradise donuts made our shop and success possible!
They helped us every step of the way to getting the store open. Once
we found a potential location, they stepped in and gave us their
honest opinion of build out cost, how to set up the kitchen, and
what the volume of monthly business might be.
They helped us acquire our equipment. Most of which we bought
used at very good prices. What we couldn't find used they directed
us to suppliers who could meet our needs.
The folks at Paradise donuts taught us to make donuts, how to
display them; and at what price to sell them.
Now we have the highest volume donut shop in Broken Arrow,
Oklahoma. With at least eight other competitors, not counting
supermarkets, to be where we're at today is a testimony to the
professionalism of the folks at Paradise Donuts. They know what
they're doing and how to show others how to do it too!