Anyone who spends a lot of time in Alma has probably stopped into the Shipley Do-Nuts restaurant, and ordered a delicious pastry. Those who have can attest to the great quality of Shipley's fresh baked doughnuts. The problem was that anyone who wanted a doughnut from Shipley Do-Nuts would have to drive to Alma to purchase one. Fort Smith residents who were craving a doughnut from Shipley were able to cut out the extra driving in December of 2012 when Shipley Do-Nuts opened its Fort Smith location at 2119 Grand Avenue.
Shipley Do-Nuts has been serving fresh doughnuts at reasonable prices since 1936, when Lawrence Shipley Sr began selling his fresh-baked doughnuts for only 5 cents. The Fort Smith Shipley still serves those great doughnuts as well as Kolaches (An Eastern European pastry which can be filled with fruit, meat and many other items) and fresh-brewed coffee. The Shipley Do-Nuts in Fort Smith is small and spartan in its appearance, but it also offers a cozy feeling. The restaurant also offers free wifi for customers who need to check their email or work on a project online. In keeping with the company's tradition of giving back to the community, Shipley Do-Nuts partners with area schools like Darby Junior High School, Kimmons Junior High School and Northside High School. Anyone looking for a place with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy breakfast needs to stop by Shipley Do-Nuts in Fort Smith. Those wishing to place an order to go may call 479-784-9999.
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