Amelia’s Donuts & More is proof that dreams really can come true. Amy and Jim McMahon, owners of Amelia’s Donuts and More, opened their storefront.
While Amy was in a completely different career field since she graduated from high school, she learned how to make donuts at a young age.
“When I was 14, I learned how to do my basic cinnamon sugar donut,” Amy said. “Throughout the years, I made them for family and friends. My daughter used to work at the bank. They ordered 200 donuts for a party and everyone said we needed to open a store.”
Amy jumped into the medical field right out of high school. She has been a licensed vocational nurse for the past 11 years and was a medical records director for 17 years before that. After 28 years of helping those in their time of need, Amy decided to retire two weeks ago, now devoting her time to her new donut adventure.
“Before we lived here, we would bring our kids up here to visit,” Amy said. “We’d go to the pie store that was in the center of town, and Jim would always say we needed to open up a donut shop. It was really a dream of his.”
On Dec. 8, 2019, Amy decided to start making donuts at home, posting on social media if people wanted to buy them, she would deliver them.
Deliveries were an instant success and over the summer she had a pop- up shop at Wild Idy on the weekends. Then when the space to have their own shop became available, the McMahons jumped on the opportunity.
While donuts are a huge part of this new adventure, there’s also coffeecake, apple fritters and other baked goodies available each weekend. There are some big plans ahead for the future.
“We’re going to put in a big kitchen, have indoor dining and a little stage,” Amy said. “I want it to be a place where everyone can come and be comfortable. I want to do everything homemade, not processed.”
Opening their new space over Labor Day weekend, the business has been through the roof. People have been lining up an hour before opening to make sure they can get a donut. Last weekend alone, Amy and Jim were open for just two hours before they sold out of the 400 donuts they had available.
“The community has embraced us,” Amy said. “I’ve also had supporters from Los Angeles, San Diego and the desert communities. It’s just been the best, most humbling experience for me.”
As a nurse, Amy loved being able to take care of people, and she realized she can continue that passion through her love for cooking. Once the kitchen is built, she hopes to have café-type foods, Monday night football specials and more options other than baked goods.
“I want to continue to take care of people and make people happy with the food,” Amy expressed.
If you’re looking for a good donut, apple fritter or coffeecake, be sure to get there early. Amelia’s Donuts and More is located at 54300 N. Circle Dr. They are open Thursday through Sunday starting at 9 a.m.