Shipley Do-Nuts

Shipley Do-Nuts has applied for a permit to remodel a restaurant space at 8121 Florida Blvd that had most recently been a Dunkin' Donuts. A Shipley's on Essen Lane is set to open at the end of the month. (PRNewsFoto/Shipley Do-Nuts)

After being out of the Baton Rouge market for years, Shipley Do-Nuts is already making plans for a second location.

The Houston company has filed a permit to remodel the former Dunkin' Donuts restaurant at 8121 Florida Boulevard and turn it into a Shipley’s. The restaurant space was most recently Cathy’s Southern Kitchen.

Shipley is set to open a location at 5565 Essen Lane at the end of the month, according to its Facebook page.

Shipley Do-Nuts fills hole: Donut shop set for Essen Lane return after long absence

Along with an array of glazed and filled doughnuts, Shipley will also sell kolaches.

Founded in 1936, the Houston company has 300 franchise locations in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Tennessee. A Metairie location opened in 2018 and the local franchisees have said they plan to open a Lafayette restaurant.


Email Timothy Boone at tboone@theadvocate.com.