Alaska Small Business Development Center

The Donut King

The Donut King: Home of the King’s Dozen

Family owned and operated, The Donut King is home to more than 70 varieties of handmade, hand-iced, freshly made daily donuts. Accompanied by Kaladi Brothers coffee certified baristas and a full-service espresso bar and sandwich menu, The Donut King has become a neighborhood favorite. Under new management, it is receiving a much-desired remodel complete with a conveniently accessed drive-thru lane.

New owner Cyndy Wahlgren and her son David Shoemaker worked with the Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) in Mat-Su on purchasing The Donut King earlier this year. Faced with hurdles and a daunting loan process, they worked with Mat-Su Regional Director, Julie Nolen, on their purchase.

It wasn’t until we met with Julie Nolen at the Small Business Development Center, that we gained the help we needed. She made sense of the very complicated details and projections for this existing business and served as a liaison between us and the bank. We would highly recommend, if you are seeking financing for a business, Julie Nolen can be a great asset.”

On their successful business purchase and remodel, Julie shared, “Family business is near and dear to my heart, so I really enjoyed working the Cyndy and David, a mother/son team. Cyndy is extremely creative and came up with a lot of great ideas for the business plan which she is now implementing. David is very analytical so much of his focus is on the financials and the technical side of the operations. It is a lot of fun to watch them work together and achieve their goals.”

Their hard work has paid off with a beautiful and well-lit remodel underway offering delicious treats fit for any king or queen. Visit The Donut King at 490 N Main St in Wasilla, on Facebook, or call (907) 376-8300.