Winchell's Donuts

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Subsidiary
Founded October 18, 1948 (1948-10-18)
Founder Verne Winchell
Headquarters Industry, California
Number of locations
170+
Products Doughnuts
Owner Yum-Yum Donuts
Website winchells.com

Winchell's Donuts is an international doughnut company founded by Verne Winchell on October 8, 1948, in Temple City, California.[1] As of 2006, there are over 170 stores in 12 western states, as well as Guam, Saipan, and Saudi Arabia. Several stores also operated in Nagoya, Japan in the past, with most stores located inside Uny supermarkets, as Uny Co., Ltd. was the master franchise holder in Japan. It is headquartered in the City of Industry, California.

Winchell's Donuts on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles

The chain's slogan is "Home of the Warm 'n Fresh Donut," and it claims to be the West Coast's largest doughnut chain. It also offers its customers a 14-doughnut dozen, as opposed to the standard baker's dozen of 13.


Winchell's was previously owned by Denny's, the restaurant chain.

In 2004, Winchell's was purchased by Yum-Yum Donuts, a company which operates 70 donut shops under its own name, but continues to operate Winchell's shops under their name.[2]

In 2005, it withdrew from the Kansas City area, and most locations became Krispy Kreme.

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  1. ^ Hernandez, Greg (September 30, 1999). "Winchell's Gears Up for Doughnut War". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Wotapka, Dawn (August 13, 2004). "Yum Yum to Devour Winchell's Doughnuts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

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