Friday, November 15, 2019

[ALERT] Dutch Monkey Doughnuts Owners to Open New Concept

The owners of Dutch Monkey Doughnuts in Cumming will be opening a new concept inside a new luxury apartment community in Johns Creek. Located at the intersection of GA-141 and Bell Road in the heart of Johns Creek, "The Dutch" will be located at EVOQ Town Flats, a new 140 unit, 55+ apartment development.  The new concept will allow for Dutch Monkey owners, husband and wife Martin and Arpana-Satyu Burge, to offer patrons an expanded menu of items in addition to their award-winning doughnuts.  The Dutch will offer European style gourmet frites, soft serve ice cream and Counter Culture coffee.  
The new location, at 1,250 square feet, is about a third smaller than the original Dutch Monkey location, and as a result, doughnut production will remain in Cumming.  Arpana tells ToNeTo Atlanta that she plans to make the soft serve on site, and that there will likely be two flavors: vanilla and one rotating flavor which may change daily or more seasonally.  "The soft serve isn’t the focus, more of an accessory to the frites, coffee, and Doughnuts.  We want to be able to offer affogatos, and doughnuts with soft serve, but will also offer it in cones with a small selection of toppings."

In terms of the frites, there be several varieties and occasional specials.  "We really want to showcase the fresh potatoes, though, so it won’t be “Here are some weak fries underneath so much goop that you can’t taste the wonder that is properly fried potatoes.” 

"We’ve done a ton of research and testing over the past year, and have learned a lot about the science involved in making great frites.  We’ve been using fresh (boiled and riced) potatoes in our yeast doughnuts for ten years to enhance their flavor, and are excited to give the potatoes their own stage."

The Burges weren’t planning to expand, but after talking to Dave Dixon, the developer of Evoq, they just felt like it was a good opportunity to grow. "We developed “The Dutch” concept specifically for Evoq, as something we felt would serve both the residents and the local community well."  Expansion is definitely a possibility but Dutch Monkey Doughnuts "would be fairly impossible to clone, because of the level of experience it takes to produce their yeast doughnut recipe.  It’s a three day process, and patience (which isn’t in great supply these days) is a primary ingredient."     

The original Dutch Monkey Doughnuts opened in 2009 and is located at 3075 Ronald Reagan Boulevard.  The Dutch is scheduled to open this coming Spring.

Have you tried Dutch Monkey Doughnuts?  Are you excited to hear about the new concept and its expanded offerings?  What is your favorite doughnut shop and or flavor?

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