When University of Houston MBA student Ose Ohen created the business plan for doughnut shop Glazed the doughnut cafe two years ago, he was already well-versed on the stiff competition he'd find in the local food scene. So he set out to differentiate himself from other popular doughnut shops by seeking out what we didn't have in Houston. "I literally traveled the world trying to get the best recipes and best ingredients," Ohen tells Eater. "I decided that we are going to make all of our doughnuts [from] scratch, in-house, 24 hours a day." After gathering a group of friends and family to invest in his venture, he found a space at Domain in the Medical Center and went to work incorporating the influences he'd gathered from his travels abroad. The result? A combination of classic as well as innovative flavor combinations in a variety of textures.
The doughnut offerings will be categorized into types and glazes; the types include raised (original and chocolate), cake (original, old-fashioned, red velvet, blueberry and chocolate) and baked (gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan). The glazes include vanilla bean, sour cream, blueberry, apricot, honey, lemon, and Dr. Pepper among others. The flavor combinations will include Citrus jalapeño, crème brûlée, Bananas Foster, Orange Rose, Death by Chocolate, Happy Joy and Sangria among others. Ohen says he will offer Juan Valdez Premium Coffee as part of the coffee line, and that he's setting up an online ordering system that should be up and running by the time the store is open in early June. (His goal is to be open by National Doughnut Day on June 6.)
"We specialize in doughnuts, and our goal is to make the best doughnuts, he says. "We have invested significantly in redesigning and redefining the doughnut experience and we are determined to bring innovative doughnuts to the city of Houston."
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