CHICAGO — To celebrate its founder's 88th birthday, Stan's Donuts will be selling its signature glazed doughnuts for 88 cents on Saturday.
All six Chicago locations will offer the special deal, which brings down the cost of what is usually a $1.80 doughnut, or $19 for one dozen.
The doughnut-and-coffee shop first opened in Los Angeles in 1963. Founder Stan Berman set up shop in Westwood Village to serve up cream-filled pocket doughnuts and other fun versions of the breakfast pastry to UCLA students and Hollywood royalty alike.
Chicago's first Stan's Donuts opened in 2014 at 1560 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park. Since then, Chicago outpost owner Rich Labriola has opened five more Stan's Donuts in the city, with plans for at least another two in the next few years.
It's not the first time Stan's has honored Berman with a birthday deal; last year, the glazed doughnuts were 87 cents.
Perhaps the most coveted giveaway from the donut chain is the free doughnuts for life card offered to a single attendee at recent Stan's grand openings.
Stan's Donuts offers up to 35 varieties of old-fashioneds, fritters and twists. Its signature pockets also come packed with flavors like peanut butter, Nutella and Biscoff cookie butter.
In addition to the Wicker Park location, find Stan's Donuts at 259 E. Erie St. in Streeterville; 3300 N. Broadway and 2800 N. Clark St. in Lakeview; 535 N. Michigan Ave. and 26 E. Roosevelt Road in the Loop.