Janet’s Donut Shop

Janet’s Donut Shop was located on the east end of the strip, next to Cook’s Waffle and Pancake Shop. The business operated in the early 1950s.

The shop was located in a 12-by-24-foot structure known as The Stand and owned by Giles Cook.

Janet’s Donut Shop had a short run; competing against very successful and well-established Madsen’s Donuts was a huge challenge. Janet’s closed in 1953; the following year, Louis A. DiFabio, 19, rented The Stand, renamed it LAD’s Grille and started a restaurant career that would last more than 30 years.


Janet’s Donuts is seen on the left side of this photo from the collection of Louis A. DiFabio.


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