Anniversaries are better with sprinkles! The decade’s old Vegas donut institution, Carl’s Donuts, hits the one year mark of revitalizing their retail shop with sweet festivities on Saturday, April 13. This fun-filled, family-friendly day will focus on all things iced, frosted and sprinkled with donut eating contests, community fundraising, giveaways, donut-inspired games, photo booth opportunities, free samples of Vesta coffee and more.
Carl’s Donuts (3170 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas) is currently open seven days a week, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 2p.m. Saturday and Sunday, anniversary celebrations begin at 9 a.m. on April 13 with donut eating contests and giveaways at the top of every hour until 1 p.m.
Starting April 1 through April 13, customers will be entered into a raffle (one ticket for every beverage purchase, one ticket for every dozen donuts) for a chance to win a custom donut bouquet and an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Carl’s Donuts bakery.
Because Carl’s has been part of the Vegas community for more than 50 years, giving back to a variety of organizations since inception, they are partnering with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) for the anniversary month. The soon-to-be unveiled “Birthday Cake” donut will be available for the month of April with proceeds going back to the organization. NPHY will also be on site on April 13, where Carl’s Donuts encourages donut-lovers to give back by bringing new or gently used clothing for males and females ages 12-21 (including new undergarments and socks), hygiene supplies, 30-day bus passes, school supplies, bottled water, gift cards (fast food, grocery, clothing), non-perishable food, individually packed snack foods and individual drinks.
Since opening, Carl’s Donuts has added to their classic cake, raised and fancy donuts, with amazing new flavors combined with the old-school taste that has made them a Vegas mainstay since 1966. New donuts include the Cannoli Donut (sour cream old fashioned cake donut, sliced in half and filled with house made cannoli filling), the Berries & Cream (sliced donut filled with pastry cream, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, topped with powdered sugar) and the Cream Brulee Donut (cream filled donut with a toasted sugar top). Carl’s also features a variety of pastries including the new “Cruffin,” croissant/muffin combo, as well as cookies and other sweat treats.
Carl’s doesn’t stop at just donuts, their menus also includes fresh squeezed orange juice, locally-produced Anderson Dairy Milk products, and bottle Coca-Cola products. The donut shop also uses Las Vegas’ Vesta coffee products including cold brew, nitro cold brew, drip, espresso, lattes, specialty lattes, teas, and more. This new generation of Carl’s Donuts is the classic ‘60s donut shop upgraded to be the perfect breakfast stop for the modern donut lover.
Not just your average grab-and-go donut shop, Carl’s Donuts features a comfortable place to enjoy a morning or afternoon treat in a fun atmosphere featuring a fun, Instagram-worthy donut wall, a photographic look through Carl’s Donuts history, fresh flowers, and a peek-a-boo window into the bakery. Carl’s Donuts also offers complimentary wi-fi and fruit-infused water, fun events and donut Happy Hours.