Spudnut Shops were American franchised stores selling donuts made with potato flour called Spudnuts--founded by Al and Bob Pelton.
The parent company no longer exists, but independent stores remain. The original recipe is based on a folk recipe that traces back to Germany. In 1946, the company began establishing a nationwide chain of franchised Spudnut Shops. In 1948, one new franchisee opened a store after paying $50 (approx. $450 in 2010 dollars) plus the cost of 100 sacks of spudnut flour...By 1948, over 200 Spudnut Shops had sprung up across the USA. Spudnuts were advertised widely, with the slogan "Coast to coast...Alaska to Mexico The cartoon character "Mr. Spudnut" frequently appeared in advertisements, restaurants, and even in parades. By 1954, there were more than 300 shops in 38 states. In 1964, Spudnut shops were selling about 400,000 spudnut doughnuts per day. And then...read more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spudnut_Shops
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