The Federal Way location of Legendary Doughnuts officially opened on Wednesday

July 13 update: Legendary Doughnuts in Federal Way officially open

UPDATE: After some false starts, Legendary Doughnuts in Federal Way officially opened its doors on Wednesday.

UPDATE: After some false starts, Legendary Doughnuts in Federal Way officially opened its doors on Wednesday.

The specialty doughnut shop was staffed, stocked, decorated and doing brisk business as of 9 a.m. The treats, on average, cost $2.69 before tax.

The original article, published June 24, remains below, as does the June 29 update after the store’s delayed opening.

June 29 update: Customers hoping to start their day with Legendary Doughnuts in Federal Way were greeted by a closed sign Wednesday morning.

Shannon Patten, co-owner of Legendary Doughnuts, said electrical inspection issues and problems getting internet at the shop prevented the planned June 29 opening.

A sign on the storefront Wednesday morning said the opening was now aimed for July 9. Patten, when interviewed Wednesday, said a firm opening date isn’t set, but she’s optimistic it will be sooner rather than later.

“We don’t have an exact date,” Patten said. “We’re hoping for next weekend, which should be ample time, but nothing’s for sure until it’s for sure.”

The original article on Legendary Doughnuts’ opening remains below.

Legendary Doughnuts is set to open its Federal Way location on Wednesday, June 29.

Boasting a variety of offerings made with unconventional doughnut ingredients that are named after “legends” – the “Oprah Doughsant” is croissant dough formed into a ring and deep fried and then topped with maple frosting and crispy bacon pieces, for example – the Federal Way location at South 320th Street and Pacific Highway South (by the Total Wine & More) will officially open its doors at 5 a.m.

“We’re really excited to be in Federal Way,” said Shannon Patten, who co-owns Legendary Doughnuts with her husband, Ken. “We’ve been planning it for a couple of years, so we’re very excited.”

This will be the Pattens’ fourth shop – locations are already open in Auburn, Tacoma and Covington, with a fifth planned for Frederickson – a rapid growth since the business was founded six years ago in Auburn. Word-of-mouth has helped spread buzz as Patten expanded, but she credited her workers with her success.

“We have amazing employees who care about what we do,” she said. “That makes all the difference in the world. And in turn, we care about them.”

Having doughnuts like the “Bourbon Street,” described as an old-fashioned cake doughnut topped with chocolate, peanuts and caramel, or the Scarlet O’Hara – a red velvet cake doughnut with cream cheese frosting and a dark chocolate shaving – probably doesn’t hurt either.

“They’re all hand-rolled and hand-cut, so there’s some love put into making them,” Patten laughed. “It really makes them nice; light and fluffy, and they have a great flavor.”

Patten said that Legendary Doughnuts’ methods were once criticized, causing skeptical business-plan reviewers to tell her the variance her hand-made process would produce would bother people.

“But that’s what we wanted and that’s what we did, and here we are,” she said.

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