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Wolfee Donuts Brings Extreme Flavor To Lake Elsinore

Wolfee now sells an average of 1,700 donuts each day and the shop has become a favorite for late-night customers who come in for dessert.

Maple bars with bacon, coconut cream bars, Almond Joy bars, and fruit burritos are just some of the unique treats Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore offers its customers.  

And people love them.

“I used to go to another shop that I thought was good until I tried Wolfee,” said regular patron Donald Ramirez. "This is a wonderful success story and they have not skimped on anything -- that is why the donuts are so wonderful.”

Joe and Karen Marin opened the shop in October 2009, and admittedly knew little about the business. They hired a baker to help them.

The first day of business saw 450 donuts sold, and they stayed open as long as people wanted them to.

“We thought we’ll just go until the people were gone,” Karen said recalling that first day.

The second day open, the Marins sold 560 donuts; and on the third day, 685 were sold. People would knock on the door at night after closing, so they decided to open 24 hours a day, Karen explained. 

Wolfee now sells an average of 1,700 donuts each day and the shop has become a favorite for late-night customers who come in for dessert.

As for the crazy flavors and what to call them, Joe said he left that up to Wolfee clientele.

“The customers have taught me the names of the donuts,” he said.

The Marins employ three bakers and two counter employees, and they have three delivery people who make early morning runs to local businesses and organizations.

In addition to donuts and bars, the shop features muffins, cinnamon buns, and cream puffs in three flavors. Wolfee Donuts also offers coffees, teas, blended drinks and smoothies.

The Marins have worked hard to get to this point, putting in 17-hour days the first year. 

“We had to hire a cleaning person and gardener at home, as we just had no time to do anything there,” Karen said. “Our Christmas tree stayed up for months. We struggled and learned a lot of lessons along the way. Wolfee’s has a force of its own and we are along for the ride -- and what a wonderful ride it has been.”

Wolfee Donuts is located at 29997 Canyon Hills Road, Suite 1606, Lake Elsinore. Phone number: 951-244-0505

marysmith August 14, 2011 at 04:48 AM
Looks like a great place . will sure have to give it a try when I get out there .
Steve Manos August 14, 2011 at 04:58 AM
My family loves this shop! Highly recommended!!
Jasper Alpaca or Sharon August 14, 2011 at 02:59 PM
Ok...why am I sitting here eating a soggy bowl of cereal? I'm going to Wolfee's!
J Carabine August 15, 2011 at 12:13 AM
:):) you'll be glad you did jasper...enjoy ;) Let us know what you liked best !
tavy ban August 15, 2011 at 06:15 PM
Coffe and donuts....got to check it out!!
Anthony August 15, 2011 at 07:32 PM
Wolfee's Rocks!
Hoopmom August 15, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Our family love's Wolfee's. As a matter of fact, when our daughter was home from school this summer she got donuts frequently and told all her friends about it. When she left to go back to school in Missouri one of those friends went to Wolfee's at 5:30am to bring her a maple bar. Now that's a real friend and it just shows you how great these donuts are!
Diana August 17, 2011 at 04:27 PM
Where is this place?????????
J Carabine August 17, 2011 at 04:34 PM
Diana, At the end of the article : ") Wolfee Donuts is located at 29997 Canyon Hills Road, Suite 1606, Lake Elsinore. Phone number: 951-244-0505
J Carabine October 03, 2012 at 10:23 PM
I visited Joe Marin today and business is going great ! They were making 1700 donuts a day at the time of this writing and now are making 3500 donuts a day and delivering as far as San Dimas, Redlands and Chino. You can also taste their delicious donuts at more Chevron, Mobil 76 and Circle K's that ever before. Go on over to the store, there are some new items I noticed including a honey bran muffin stuffed with raisins on top. They looked delicious, I'll let you know how they taste. Congratulations to a family business that is thriving.
Ricki Lynn Miller October 04, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Can't wait to try them this weekend!

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