First of all, we want to thank everyone that has supported us since we opened our doors last year. It was a wild ride, and we still are in awe of the outpouring of support we received from the community.
We know you all have been curious as to what has been going on behind our shuttered doors, and unfortunately we don’t have good news. After a tumultuous few months, we have decided to permanently close Cosmic Donuts. After months of staffing issues and rising product costs, we have - quite honestly - given up.
Cosmic Donuts was an idea and dream we had and we are so grateful and proud of ourselves for being able to bring it to life. We far surpassed our business plan goal and even surprised ourselves with the goals we were able to achieve. We hadn’t anticipated the wild amount of support and business we received when we first opened, and for that we consider Cosmic Donuts a success.
After months of hard work and long hours, we realized the food industry just wasn’t what we dreamed of. This was a hard reality to face, as we loved Cosmic, we loved bringing fresh donuts to a welcoming community, and we loved meeting customers from far and wide that drove 2+ hours to meet us; however, we have families at home and other business endeavors and Cosmic was wearing us thin. The dream we once had was fading - and as we lost staff and faced rising product costs, we made the difficult decision to close our doors.
Bringing our product and vision to life is something that was so special and dear to us. We put our heart and soul into creating something that was really different and unique, and to create an experience for those visiting our small town for the first time.
Please don’t send us your apologies - on the contrary, we are not at all sorry to see the business closed - we are relieved. We can breathe again. We can spend time with our loved ones and not worry about a staff call-out, the rising costs of our products including ingredients or paper supplies, or a customer complaining that their donuts weren’t “to their liking,” or that our prices are too high, etc. (Can you tell we’re a little bitter?) We are so burned out that we are ready to celebrate the holidays with loved ones and enjoy a planned trip outside of the U.S at the end of the month and not have to worry about food establishment woes.
We want to thank everyone that supported us from day 1 - those that waited in line for hours, that came in to try each new weekly menu and shared us all over on social media. Thank you for supporting three small town people in our endeavor to bring alive a dream - we could not have done it without you.
P.S - We have equipment for sale, or if someone is looking to bring a donut business to life, we are for sale!