Specialties Donuts and Coffee History Established in 1933 The roots of LaMar’s Donuts date back to 1933 when Ray Lamar, 17, began making donuts at the Jack Frost Donuts Company. During those days, wholesale donuts were made in the morning and the store opened for retail business at 11am and stayed open until midnight. Back then, a dozen donuts cost 18 cents. Cake donuts were either plain or dusted with powdered sugar or granulated sugar. Yeast donuts were also available. By the early 1940s, Ray Lamar introduced new flavors, devil’s food donuts, chocolate iced donuts and an apple spice donut to the menu. Ray Lamar opened the first LaMar’s Donuts in a converted gas station on Linwood Blvd. in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1960. Locals immediately flocked to the homemade donuts and LaMar’s Donuts became a Kansas City institution. Lines started forming before 6 a.m., and by closing time more than 11,000 donuts are sold at this single location. The store was known for their fresh, delicious donuts and the staff never refused a special request. B Meet the Business Owner:
Caleb F. Purchased our first location in 2002 in Lee’s Summit opened a satellite location in south Lee’s Summit in 2005 as well as build the Main Street Location in Kansas City that same year, in 2007 we built the location in downtown Mission, KS, we are a locally owned and operated family business we are franchised but out locations are locally owned
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