Dining With Denise Neil

Wichita’s second Hurts Donut has opening date

Wichita’s second Hurts Donut will open on July 28.

Wichita franchisee Trista Patterson said that the new Hurts Donut at 3750 N. Woodlawn will open at 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 28. People tend to camp out for Hurts openings, and the first 50 customers through the door will be entered into a drawing for free doughnuts for a year, she said.

The new Hurts has the same menu and same hours as Wichita’s first, which opened at 7010 W. 21st St. one year ago. It will be open 24 hours and serves 110 different types of yeast and cake doughnuts, all whimsically topped.

The new Hurts won’t have a drive-through like the west-side does, but it will have an added feature: People can watch through windows in the dining room as the doughnut decorators do their elaborate work.

Originally, Patterson had said the second Hurts Donut would open in the old Pacific Coast Pizza space, but ultimately she and her partners decided they wanted a smaller building. The franchisees for the new store are Patterson and her husband, Brandon; her parents, John and Karen Peraita; and her sister and brother-in-law, Megan and Zane Hemmerling.

The franchisees also plan to open in Hutchinson by the end of the year. The original Hurts Donut was founded in Springfield, Mo., by Valley Center native Kas Clegg and her husband, Tim. They’ve been rapidly expanding the business across the Midwest over the last year.