Did somebody say free doughnut?

Back Door Donuts opens for the season.


Nothing says good morning like a free doughnut, and over 1,000 were given out to Islanders Thursday and Friday morning. From 7 to 10 am, Back Door Donuts kicked off their season with a special giveaway to honor longtime owners Rita Brown and Janice Casey who handed their business off after 17 years. New owners and seasonal residents Richard Friedman, David Ginsberg, and Patrick Lyons hardly plan to change a thing.

“Janice and Rita did everything right,” manager Josh Biren said in an interview with The Times. “We’re not interested in changing this business.”

Lines of people wrapped throughout the bakery’s front door entrance, and kids enjoyed their free doughnuts on benches outside. These happened to be among the warmer two days we’ve had in a while, and it’s starting to feel like summer on Circuit Ave.

New owners have made minor adjustments like adding new coffee, but the kitchen is the same, the staff is the same, and the food is the same. You can still get those fresh apple fritters and warm glazed donuts you know and love.

Back Door Donuts will be open every day during school vacation week, Thursday through Saturday in the offseason, and every day during the summer. According to Biren, for every free doughnut given out Thursday and Friday, a donation will be made to the Oak Bluffs Fire and EMS Department for its annual fireworks display in August.

“The first two days have been great,” Biren said. “It’s been a great welcome to the community and neighborhood.”