The business that started with three employees now has 200 and is reaching over the Ohio River into the Commonwealth. Opening another store in Henderson. "We've had a lot of Henderson customers come over across the bridge with their UK plates. We said hey we need a Donut Bank in Henderson. We thought it would be a great community to be apart of," said Kempf.
Joyce Mabrey and Wilma Crowder live in Henderson, but frequent the Evansville Donut Bank. "We're just tickled that it's open. We are. We've been waiting for it to open." In it's first full day of operation the Donut Bank has received a warm welcome. "It's good to support a new business in Henderson since a lot of businesses in Henderson have been closing," said Mitchell Corpe when trying Donut Bank for the first time.
The Donut Bank is the first business to open in this newly built strip mall. Some in Henderson are hoping the success of Donut Bank brings more locally owned businesses to town. "There's too many things leaving Henderson. It will bring back a lot of out businesses back here," said Crowder.
It's a new store in a new part of the Tri-State, but for Donut Bank owners it's another day carrying on the family business.