Fulton Market is turning into a doughnut district, as Do-Rite Donuts is coming to the building that will include the Chicago area’s fourth Shake Shack at 181 N. Morgan St. That’s a five-minute walk from Glazed & Infused’s location off Fulton Market and a four-minute walk from Bar Siena’s Bombobar and their Italian hole-less doughnuts.
Do-Rite will move into a 2,000-square-foot space with a planned opening sometime this year, according to Crain’s. It’s the doughnut spot’s third location, following outposts in The Loop and Streeterville, with the latter also serving fried chicken sandwiches. Do-Rite co-owner Jeff Mahin, who is also a partner at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, wouldn’t elaborate if the new location will serve the fried chicken. He did say they were working on new menu items.
Chef Mahin is the man behind LEYE’s Summer House Santa Monica and Stella Barra Pizzeria. He’s joined at Do-Rite by LEYE chef/partner Francis Brennan. However, Do-Rite is not an LEYE restaurant. A Do-Rite spokeswoman said they’ll release more details as they get closer to an opening date.
It’s some stiff fried dough competition in the West Loop area. Besides the aforementioned shops, there’s also Sawada Coffee, Hogsalt Hospitality’s coffee shop inside their Green Street Meats barbecue restaurant at Green and Randolph. They serve items from Hogsalt’s acclaimed Doughnut Vault.