Doughnut fans can look forward to a new shop opening in the location of the defunct Roll-N-Donut in Elgin.
Dimples Donuts at 1315 Dundee Ave. will offer an array of doughnuts made from scratch, including its top-selling vanilla cream doughnut, said owner Sovannary Vong, who also owns locations in Batavia and St. Charles. "The vanilla cream we have is homemade. It's not like other places," she said.
Other popular items are apple fritters and custard-filled doughnuts, she said. The menu will include pastries, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, ice cream and smoothies.
Vong, 35, said her aunt opened the original Dimples Donuts 28 years ago in Batavia, and Vong took it over in 2010. She later opened stores in 2012 in Naperville and last year in St. Charles.
Vong said she decided to close the Naperville location last month and focus on the new Elgin store, which she hopes to open around March 24. "In Elgin the rent is less money," she said.
Vong said she's not worried about competition from a Dunkin' Donuts that opened last year last than one-half mile away. Dimples Donuts was named a Kane County winner for "Best of the Fox" last year.
"We make everything from scratch. My doughnut is very light, not greasy," she said.
Her doughnuts are also "not sweet like candy," which makes them popular among Asians, said Vong, who is originally from Cambodia.
"The business is growing day by day, especially people wanting to order," she said. "People want wedding doughnuts, they order 500 or 600 for a wedding."