A fluffy, fresh breakfast treat was enough of a wakeup call for several dozen hungry Loudouners this morning. They lined up outside of B Doughnut ahead of the new downtown shop’s 7 a.m. soft opening.
A small, tired cheer from their soon-to-be customers is what greeted B Doughnut owners Brian and Pin Chanthapanya when they unlocked the doors a few minutes after 7 a.m.
The Ashburn couple opened B Doughnut in Baltimore in October 2015, but created a following among Loudouners by making deliveries long before they had a brick and mortar shop in the county.
Some in line this morning had had the gourmet-style doughnuts from the original B Doughnut shop, but many lined up early to see—and taste—what all the buzz was about. A Facebook event promoting today’s soft opening showed that 1,055 had posted that they were interested in attending.
It was Madi Cooley’s 2-year-old daughter, Sloan, who convinced her to visit the doughnut shop at 7 a.m. “I love doughnuts,” Sloan said with a hungry grin.
“Doughnuts are her favorite,” Madi Cooley added. “And shops like this don’t open in downtown very often, so it’s kind of exciting.”
Matt Thomas drove from Sterling to step in line just as B Doughnut’s doors opened. “My wife really wanted me to bring her a doughnut,” he said. His wife works at Ashby Mae Children’s Boutique, next door to B Doughbut. “She’s been eyeballing this place for months,” he said.
In a Facebook post, the Chanthapanyas thanked the followers of the Real Housewives of Loudoun County Facebook page for their longtime support. “RHOLC & VA people is who was there to support us since day one from when we started doing deliveries a year ago and everyone was constantly ordering/giving us amazing feedback,” they wrote. “We thank you for being so patient with us while we searched & searched for the perfect spot to open one here in Loudoun.”
They said they will keep their doors open today until they run out of doughnuts.