B Doughnut Draws a Crowd on Day One

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.”

Eager customers line up at B Doughnut ahead of the new shop’s 7 a.m. opening today. [Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]
Eager customers line up at B Doughnut ahead of the new shop’s 7 a.m. opening today. [Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]
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.

B Doughnuts is at 7 Loudoun St SW, once home to West Loudoun Street Café, in downtown Leesburg. For more information, go to bdoughnut.com or the B Doughnut Loudoun Facebook page.

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