The latest episode of the Alexander County EDC’s “Business Spotlight” features Granny’s Old Fashioned Donuts. This popular new business is actually a food truck that operates in the parking lot of the former hospital in Alexander County on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m.
Gary Herman, Small Business Development Coordinator for the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation, interviews business owner Vernon Troyer, who has been selling donuts in Taylorsville since April 2017. He also sets up at special events, such as the Taylorsville Apple Festival and the Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts. Troyer and his daughters even travel to Mooresville once a week where they sell donuts at Josh’s Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.
How many donuts do they sell? Troyer estimates they sell about 1,000 to 1,200 donuts each time they set up in Taylorsville. Prices are $3 each, $15 for a half-dozen, or $27 for a dozen. They also sell coffee and fresh lemonade for $2, and bottled water for $1.
Now, keep in mind these are not your average donuts. Troyer said the tasty creations are approximately 5 inches in diameter, which is significantly larger than traditional donuts. He’s also proud of the fact that he and he his daughters make the dough from scratch on site in the food trailer. He describes the product as “large, yeast-raised, sugar-glazed donuts.”
“It’s become very popular quickly here in Alexander County,” Troyer said with a smile. “Alexander County has treated me very well, and has shown me great support.”
He and his family moved to Alexander County in August 2016 from southeast Missouri, where they made and sold donuts for about two years.
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If you would like to nominate an Alexander County business for a “Business Spotlight” video, contact Gary Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 632-1378.
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