DawnoftheDonut-box-02Every morning they shamble to the shop, hungry for more. Residents of Spokane, Washington who feel like zombies upon waking up can go to Dawn of the Donut to get the nourishment to feel human again. With a name inspired by Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero's classic horror film, Dawn of the Donut offers zombie fans a menu of morning pastries that pay tribute to the creators, actors, and characters of popular films and television shows that feature the living dead.

Prior to opening its doors nearly one year ago, the folks at Dawn of the Donut hung a sheet over their windows that read "ZOMBIES INSIDE Keep Out!" The unique marketing approach piqued the interest of the community and made Dawn of the Donut a big hit upon commencing business. Now it's still going strong, as customers continue to order and eat the store's inventory with the enthusiasm of a hungry living dead legion. The shop features a drive-thru window, and they also have a Dawn of the Donut mock blood-smeared truck that drives around town to spread the infectious taste of their breakfast pastries.

Nearly all of the donuts are crafted as edible zombie-related treats: the "Brains!" apple fritter, the "Bruce Campbell" sprinkled with Butterfinger crumbles, the M&M's-laden "Romero", "The Cure" with Fruit Loops, the green icing-slathered "Re-Animator", and the list goes on. Dawn of the Donut showcases a special line of donuts dedicated to characters of AMC's The Walking Dead, with Rick, Michonne, Daryl, the Governor, Hershel, and Carl all having breakfast pastries named after them. Getting hungry? We have the full menu below, courtesy of Dawn of the Donut (Thanks to Brian Collins for the heads up!).

Dawn of the Donut is open Monday – Thursday from 6:00am – 10:00am and Friday – Sunday from 6:00am – Noon. For more information, visit:

Dawn of the Donut:

  • 3402 North Division Street
  • Spokane, WA 99207
  • 509-328-1764



Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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