Fractured Prune doughnuts opens in Shrewsbury

David Weissman
Brantley Badders, 1 of Delta, enjoys his sprinkle covered donut at Fractured Prune Doughnuts in the Shrewsbury Commons Shopping Center, Monday, April 18, 2016. 
John A. Pavoncello photo
  • Fractured Prune opened its first York County location on April 14 in the Shrewsbury Commons.

Approximately 200 people lined up in anticipation of Shrewsbury Township's newest doughnut shop opening Thursday morning, according to the store's owner.


The Fractured Prune — which first opened in Ocean City, Maryland, in 1976, according to its website — opened its first York County location in the Shrewsbury Commons shopping center  at 6 a.m. on April 14.

The company offers patrons to choose from 19 glazes and 13 toppings on made-to-order doughnuts. Glaze flavors include blackberry, mocha and peach, while toppings range from sea salt and vanilla wafers to graham crackers and crumbled bacon.

Owner Steve Hagee, who has a deal in place to open four more locations in southcentral Pennsylvania, said he chose Fractured Prune as his first venture into the food service business because it allowed him to "bring the beach home" to his community.

Aubrie Badders, 3 of Delta, watches the staff at Fractured Prune Doughnuts while waiting for her treat, Monday, April 18, 2016. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

Hagee has lived in the Shrewsbury area for 30 years, he said.

The store's most popular specialty doughnuts are the O.C. Sand — a honey-glazed doughnut topped with cinnamon sugar — and the Blueberry Hill — a blueberry-glazed doughnut topped with powdered sugar, Hagee said.

Fractured Prune, which will be open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, also offers coffee, milkshakes and juice.

The Shrewsbury store will have 25-35 employees, Hagee said.

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