Fractured Prune Doughnuts, the Ocean City-founded chain known for hand dipping doughnuts in a choice of glazes and toppings, is opening a Towson shop in early November as part of a national expansion announced last year.
Company CEO Dan Brinton had said last September that plans were in the works for new locations at the Inner Harbor and in Towson and Westminster. Brinton had said he hopes to open 50 new franchised stores in the next three years, including about 20 in the Baltimore area.
A shop at 3 W. Chesapeake Ave. will open in early November, the company announced Wednesday. The opening date will be posted on the shop's Facebook page, FracturedPruneTowson.
Fractured Prune, founded in 1976 in Ocean City, has a specialty doughnuts menu with items such as French Toast (maple glaze, cinnamon and sugar), Blueberry Hill (blueberry glaze, powdered sugar) and Banana Cream Pie (banana glaze, vanilla wafers, cinnamon & sugar).
Or customers can create their own, with blueberry, raspberry, banana, caramel, chocolate and other glazes and or toppings that include crumbled bacon, carnival sprinkles, cinnamon sugar, shredded coconut, cookie crumbs, graham crackers, granulated sugar, mini chocolate chips, mini chocolate covered candies, mini marshmallows, chopped peanuts, powdered sugar, sea salt and vanilla wafers.
The shop was named after Ocean City athlete Prunella Shriek, known as "Fractured Prunella" because she suffered broken bones while competing in traditional men's sports into her 70s.