Happy Donuts is now closed on the corner of Flat Shoals and McPherson avenues in East Atlanta.
Calls to the number listed for Happy Donuts offer up a busy signal, and a note taped to the front door of the 24-hour doughnut shop reads, “We have closed permanently. Thank you for being our valued customers all these years.” The link to order online is also disabled.
An employee of Happy Donuts tells Eater the owner’s ongoing health issues may have factored into the decision to close the shop. As to what might replace Happy Donuts, that’s still up in the air. However, the employee says they did encounter “scouters” from the Original Hotdog Factory in the shop “a couple of times” prior to the closure.
Open for two decades, Happy Donuts was a longtime staple for East Atlanta residents seeking both morning and late-night bites, including doughnut flavors like red velvet and maple-glazed and cheese danishes, as well as bagel and biscuit sandwiches.
Last month, another longtime East Atlanta business closed its doors. The original location of Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand closed on Moreland Avenue due to the sale of the property. According to a customer, employees were apparently informed the Moreland Avenue location would close as of November 22. Delia’s Marietta Street location closed earlier this fall.
Owner Delia Champion plans to retire “after a lifetime in the restaurant business,” a representative for the restaurant tells Eater. She continues to sell her chicken sausage products in area grocery stores like Kroger and Publix.