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Hurts Donut Co. to open in former Gindi spot

Hurts Donut Co. owner Kas Clegg and her local franchise owners have chosen 7010 W. 21st St., near 21st and Ridge, for their Wichita store. It was formerly occupied by Gindi Thai and Japanese Diner and Backyard Burgers.
Hurts Donut Co. owner Kas Clegg and her local franchise owners have chosen 7010 W. 21st St., near 21st and Ridge, for their Wichita store. It was formerly occupied by Gindi Thai and Japanese Diner and Backyard Burgers. Wichita

Hurts Donut Co. owner Kas and Tim Clegg and their local franchise owners have chosen a location for their Wichita store, which will open by the end of June. It will be at 7010 W. 21st St., just east of 21st and Ridge in the spot formerly occupied by Gindi Thai and Japanese Diner and Backyard Burgers before that.

“It’s so easily accessible to the west side and to the east side because it’s right off the highway,” Clegg said. “I’m so excited about it.”

Clegg lives in Springfield, Mo., where she opened her first shop last year. Her Wichita franchise owners are Brandon and Trista Patterson and John and Karen Peraita, who are longtime friends, said Clegg, who grew up in Valley Center.

When it opens, the shop will serve doughnuts, both cake and yeast-style, 24 hours a day. Its menu will include doughnuts with wild toppings, Nutella-stuffed doughnuts, Bismarcks stuffed with sausage and gravy, maple bacon doughnuts and more.

Her Springfield business took off quickly, then in August of 2014, Clegg opened another location in Norman.

She offers birthday parties at her shops, where kids can decorate their own doughnuts. The shop also will deliver. Signage should go up on the building soon.

Clegg said she got the store’s name from an old joke “your grandfather would tell you.”

“You want a Hurts Donut?” the jokester would ask. The recipient would get a punch on the arm. “Hurts, don’t it?”

The doughnut menu also includes “Sloppy Jonuts,” which are sloppy Joes served on doughnuts, and doughnuts made with beer from local breweries. There’s also one decorated to look like “Sesame Street’s” Cookie Monster.

For more information on the shop’s progress, visit its Facebook page. I’ll keep you update on an opening date.

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