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Shop Talk: Doughnuts shops duel, happy feet get happier

Original post made on Mar 16, 2015

Happy Donuts and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue go head-to-head on doughnut sales, Addison Antique closes and Happy Feet Foot Spa expands.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 16, 2015, 7:32 AM

Comments (12)

Posted by Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

Scott's Seafood Restaurant at Town and Country Village closed last week. I wonder what is replacing the vacant space?

Posted by Palo Alto native
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:47 am

Will L&L start selling malasadas since they're already selling doughnuts?

Posted by Friend
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Our family will miss Scotts SO MUCH. The food was good and the servers were good and friendly. They will be putting in four retail stores..Just what we all need.
For the past four years we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner there. It was good and certainly less work for Mother...:). Oh, My.

Posted by parent
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 16, 2015 at 2:19 pm

We miss Hawaiian-style malasadas. Real shame if a Hawaiian donut shop doesn't sell them.

Posted by KP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Mar 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm

KP is a registered user.

Didn't know they were closing, but we sure won't miss Scotts - the food was NOT great. Try Scotts in Jack London Square...Now THAT is good food!
Very interesting donut duel!! LOL!

Posted by TJ
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm

When the ownership of Happy Donuts changed, the quality of the donuts declined. Guess I'll have to try L & L.

Posted by Jay Park
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 16, 2015 at 7:24 pm


This article indicates that Scott's Seaford at T&C will be altered to host four retail spaces.

Web Link

My guess is that T&C management will need to be well within the remodeling process before they can seek new tenants. Based on how long the permitting/build-out process takes in Palo Alto, my hunch is that we will not learn about new tenants in the old Scott's Seafood space for about a year.

Posted by Fairmeadow Resident
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Mar 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm

My family really enjoyed that L&L until our last visit when it was clear there was a new owner...the front staff was rude and disorganized at the register, everyone's food order was wrong and the quality was not what I was used to under former owners. I for one won't go there again.

Posted by Pacifist
a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

By a large margin, Donut War is my favorite kind of war.

Posted by War Analogies
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Mar 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm

"Pacifist" would probably be taking a different tone if any of his or her loved ones becomes a delicious, delicious casualty of this conflict.

Posted by Happy Feet Redux
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Mar 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm

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Posted by resident
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

We tried L&L earlier this week. The food was fine, perhaps an improvement from the previous ownership. Prices are great for the quantity you are getting. The employees seem friendly and better organized than the previous ownership.

Donut selection was kind of disappointing, though. No malasadas and they don't really seem to be set up to serve them anyway (best when fresh and hot). We are not fans of traditional American sugar bombs.

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