After a year and a half of having a successful run in Karachi, O Donuts (@od_pk) recently announced the opening of a branch in Lahore.
For anyone who hasn’t heard of them before, OD is well-known amongst Karachities and has 12 outlets all over the city. Although it has a diverse menu that includes savouries and drinks, it is more famous for its scrumptious donuts. Each donut is made by hand with love and attention, fresh every day. They claim to be the best gourmet donuts you will ever try.
Initially, they did a trial run in Lahore by serving their donuts to friends and family and got 47 orders on their first day. On the 1st of April, they announced to start pre-orders in an Instagram post:
“It’s raining donuts in Lahore!
OD now in Lahore! Pre-Orders only (limited quantity) DM or call for deliveries at 0333-6366887.
Made fresh daily!
Box of 6: Rs. 1,150/-
Box of 12: Rs. 2,150/-
Box of 15 Mini: Rs. 1,150/-
Delivery Charges: Rs. 100-150”
Their main intention behind this move is to fill the gap in the market for good quality donuts at a reasonable price point.
Ali Soomro (@omnomzilla), the spokesperson for OD Lahore and a famous food blogger, talked to us and stated:
“Lahore has nothing better than this to offer; these donuts are much cheaper and more delicious”.
He believes that OD has a better chance of penetrating the market. Due to its reasonable prices, most of their buyers are returning customers.
Their first shop in Lahore is all set to be opened in Y-block defence after Eid.
Once dining in is allowed, they plan to turn their shop into a cloud working station for anyone who enjoys working at a coffee shop.
Here they will offer their full menu of sweets, savouries including croissants and freshly brewed coffee.
When asked about their future plans, Ali Soomro answered that they plan to open multiple outlets across Lahore and other big cities of Punjab within a year.
These outlets will include Kiosks for a pick and go option, express stores in places like petrol pumps & convenience stores and sit-ins with cloud working stations.
OD’s donut menu includes glazed donuts, cinnamon glazed donuts, coffee glazed donuts, mocha crumble donuts, chocolate & oreo donuts, lemon tart donuts, strawberry pie donuts and many others.
You can pre-order their donuts here!