It is hard to have just one (Photo: Jeff Slepman / Unsplash)

Mister Donut

An American born franchise thrives in Japan

It is hard to have just one (Photo: Jeff Slepman / Unsplash)
By Michael Flemming    - 1 min read

Most of the popular fast-food chains in Japan originally started in America, even if they seem to be uniquely Japanese. Such is the case of the Mister Donut chain with more than 1,300 shops in Japan.

The brand originated in America in the 1950s but disappeared stateside in the 1990s due to mergers and acquisitions by rivals. Today Mister Donut is a Japanese Corporation offering donuts that are each created to be individual masterpieces although markedly less sweet than traditional American donuts.

There are 50 locations throughout Okinawa prefecture. Most locations are open 09:00 ~ 24:00.

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Michael Flemming

Michael Flemming @michael.flemming

I'm a wanderer in Okinawa turning over every stone I can find. I write, photograph and blog about my favorite finds here in Japan's southernmost prefecture. 

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Victoria Vlisides 6 years ago
Mr. Donuts, such a funny name