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Shipley Do-Nuts
Type privately owned
Founded 1936
Headquarters Houston, Texas
Key people Lawrence Shipley, Sr., Lawrence Shipley, Jr., Lawrence Shipley III
Industry Fast food/Doughnut shops
Products Doughnuts, pastries, kolaches

Shipley Do-Nuts is the name of a popular United States doughnut chain in Texas and some other southern states. The Shipley chain originated in Houston, Texas, in the early twentieth century. Shipley doughnuts contain a special blend of whole wheat and potato flour resulting in a less greasy product and melting texture lighter than some of its competitors.

It was 1936, near the end of the Great Depression, when Lawrence Shipley, Sr. created a recipe for doughnuts. Cut by hand and served hot throughout the day, the doughnuts were 5 cents a dozen and were only sold wholesale. The product was so successful that it started to sell on the retail market in the mid-1940s.

Shipley's son and grandson, Lawrence Jr. and Lawrence III, carry on the tradition of producing doughnuts and kolaches. There are more than 190 stores around the nation in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, 86 of which are in the Houston area.

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