If there's one thing Dallas isn’t hurting for, it's doughnut shops. But slide over to Fort Worth and it can be slim pickings. Melvin Roberson has been taking advantage of that for years with his food truck and catering company Dough Boy Donuts. Now he’s turned his sweet success into a brick and mortar, something he says he should have done from the beginning.
“Having the restaurant was always the plan,” Roberson says. “But finances were an issue. I have a wife and three kids, one of which with special needs. Looking back, though, I would have went straight for the restaurant.”
Well, the time has come. The space, which is pretty big for a doughnut shop, is decked out with blue walls and a mock fireplace with cozy seating. When it came time to set up shop, Roberson — a resident of Fort Worth — knew that Funkytown would be Dough Boy’s home.
“I didn’t think it would be fair to go to Dallas,” Roberson says. “Fort Worth has always been good to us.”
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And now Dough Boy Donuts is returning the favor — and flavor.
“We’re going to change up the menu soon with flavors like Flaming Hot Cheetos and cornbread, but for now were selling the OGs," he says.
Some of the OGs include the sriracha maple bacon, the butter pecan topped with cinnamon-dusted pecans and the Bam Bam, which has a cream cheese glaze topped with Fruity Pebbles cereal.
Dough Boy Donuts, 4910 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth