Way back here in 2012, I told you about Lorain’s Spudnut Shop.
What’s a Spudnut? It was – and still is – a donut made from potato flour, and sold at a chain of stores with exclusive rights to the recipe. The original parent company that franchised the stores beginning in the late 1940s no longer exists, but there are still Spudnut Shops around – even in Ohio, believe it or not.
Lorain’s Spudnut Shop was on 120 Eighth Street and was run by Michael and Jo Moldovan.
With such a unique product, a little advertising was needed to introduce it to the area. So fifty years ago this month, the small ad below featuring Mr. Spudnut appeared in the Lorain Journal on November 14, 1950.
This ad was followed by another in the Journal on November 17, 1950, the eve of the official grand opening.