Charlie's Donuts is a destination

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 03:13 PM.

Mingus again credits the success to his tremendous product.

"They are all made like they were in 1930s and 1940s. It's hard work and slower this way but you get a better product," he said. "Our glazed donut is 2.5 or 3.5 ounces and tastes like an old-fashioned sour cream pound cake. If you get some peach ice cream and put a scoop on there you create a masterpiece."

Charlie's Donuts offers 12 to 14 different varieties of donuts made every day in Bonifay, and he now has 21 employees.

In addition to locations in Bonifay and Alys Beach , Charlie's Donuts now has locations in Daleville, in Milk & Honey in Marianna, Montgomery , on campus at Auburn , and he supplies donuts to Modica's Market at Seaside . He is also poised to open two more locations.

"It is a product that is so good it is unbelievable," says Mingus. "When I worked for the government, that was work, but this is fun. I never thought I would be doing this."

At a cost of 99 cents to $1.60, Mingus said this is the only deal you'll get on 30A.

Charlie's Donuts is open until the donuts run out, seven days a week.

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