Episode 10 - Donut Drive Thru
This episode explores a kitchen that makes Donuts so big they use buckets to cut them, and 300,000 cars a year descend on this king of donut drive thru’s to taste their gargantuan glazed goodness!
Just outside Austin Texas is a drive-thru dishing out doughy delights on an extreme scale – Round Rock Donuts. Serving up five million donuts to over 300,000 vehicles a year, guests are drawn from far and wide for the world famous 14-inch orange glazed titan of the donut world – the ‘Texan’.
Opened in 1926, manager Paul Guderyahn has helped take this business to the next level, employing sixty staff working around the clock to mix one and a half tons of dough a day, bake monster cookies and decorate bespoke specialty cakes.
Today will be the busiest day of the year for manager Paul as his drive-thru is slammed with hundreds of sugar-crazed car fanatics, descending on the town for the annual Hawks Classic Car Show.
It’s critical that customers are not kept waiting long – things get heated as guests become more and more desperate for donuts. Paul is counting on his team to cook up 30,000 donuts and serve one car every 30 seconds today!
Can the Round Rock Donuts kitchen keep the pedal to the metal as they’re pushed to the limit, or will they crash and burn?