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About Country Donuts





About Original Country Donuts - Elgin

Since 1963, Ted Rood has been in the bakery business, and today owns the Original Country Donuts in Elgin, IL. Family owned and operated by dad Ted, son Rocky and daughter Jennifer Salter. There are three generations working together as Danielle, Jennifer's daughter has joined the team. Ted opened his first Country Donuts in 1976 in Crystal Lake. A second location was opened shortly thereafter, but is no longer owned by the family.


The original location is currently owned by Ted's former business partners, and the Elgin location is owned solely by Ted and his immediate family.


One of the great things about owning a family business is that it allows them to add creative donut and pastry recipes to the menu when they want! In the Fall, The Original Country Donuts on route 20 in Elgin offers great donuts like the Cider Donut, Pumpkin or Maple Donuts. Add a fresh cup of cider or the best coffee around and you have a tasty combination that cannot be beat! Or how about a fresh caramel apple?


In the Spring Country Donuts celebrates Paczki Day in early March. Country Donuts Paczkis are made fressh with the finest ingredients. Ted says. "No one puts as many eggs and quality ingredients in their Paczki as we do."


Shortly after Paczki Day, St. Patrick's Day rolls around and so does the green frosting!


Country Donuts in Elgin offers the best selection of donuts and specialties anywhere around. Bagels and breakfast sandwiches are special at Country Donuts.


Also featured are cookies of every size and shape: Turtle Cookies, chocolate chip, sugar cookies and many others are always freshly baked for your enjoyment.


All donuts are hand cut and the recipes have been tested and refined for over 45 years to have a great texture without being greasy. Cleanliness is a top priority in the kitchens at the Elgin location of Country Donuts.


Country Donuts supplies, schools, offices, and churches throughout the area, not only for students, workers and volunteers, but for fund raising as well.


Country donuts drive thru is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take advantage of a free Wi-Fi connection as you enjoy your coffee and a fresh donut.


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