The team took to social media, asking customers to please come in - and now those donuts are flying off the shelves.
ALEXIS MCADAMS: It's a decades-old family recipe.
SUZY CAMPBELL: We bake three times a day. Our donuts are always fresh. We want 'em warm for our customers.
ALEXIS MCADAMS: For Suzy Campbell, it's a family tradition.
SUZY CAMPBELL: We've been here since, I think, 1964.
ALEXIS MCADAMS: Each handmade donut, along with the smell of hot and fresh coffee, a staple in the Palatine community. For the past few days, business has been spotty at Spunky Dunkers.
SUZY CAMPBELL: We were so dead, but we had the storm, and then obviously the pandemic.
ALEXIS MCADAMS: The team taking to social media, asking customers to please come in. Tonight, those donuts flying off the shelves.
SUZY CAMPBELL: We weren't even prepared for it, so we're calling everybody like, hey, can you come in? Can you come in? Like, we need everybody's help. Like, anybody that would, like, work would get in here as soon as possible.
ALEXIS MCADAMS: That post shared thousands of times. And the lines at the 24-hour donut shop: out the door.
MELISSA MOSCINSKI: When they posted, I was like, I'm coming. I'm coming right now.
TONY SZAFRANSKI: Eight of the paczkis donuts and then some apple fritters. Donuts with M&Ms. The special double chocolate ones.
ALEXIS MCADAMS: The coffee as Spunky Dunkers, perfect. The donuts, unreal. But it's not the only reason people keep coming back for more.
MELISSA MOSCINSKI: This is like a staple of Palatine. Everybody in Palatine knows this place. I mean, if you say Spunky Dunkers, people are like, oh, yeah! Like, Spunky!
ALEXIS MCADAMS: As locally owned establishments try and stay afloat during the pandemic, customers stepping up their game.
SUZY CAMPBELL: We've been so thankful. Some woman came in here and bought six donuts for $800. When that happened, we were freaking out.
ALEXIS MCADAMS: As the crew continues to work around the clock here at Spunky Dunkers still taking more orders, and we continue to try their delicious donuts, they're reminding everyone to continue to support local restaurants and shops, whether it's here in the northwest suburbs or anywhere across Chicagoland.