East Park Donuts Thanks the Community After a Series of Burglaries

A beloved donut shop in East Nashville is thanking the community for its support, after a series of burglaries caused a severe loss to their business. East Park Donuts, located at 700 Main Street, was the unfortunate victim of three break-ins in one week, losses they are now recovering from, thanks to patrons frequenting one of Nashville’s best donut shops.

It started last week, when East Park Donuts shared on social media that their restaurant had been broken into for the third time.

“Not the 2nd.. but 3RD BREAK-IN we’ve had in a week,” East Park Donuts shared on social media. “We are angry and heartbroken over this and just trying to stay in good spirit! We’re still open for business but bear with us as we repair damages over the next several weeks. Your support is greatly appreciated!!”

Not the 2nd.. but 3RD BREAK-IN we’ve had in a week. We are angry & heartbroken over this & just trying to stay in good…

Posted by East Park Donuts and Coffee on Thursday, May 30, 2024


Ken Woodard, who owns East Park Donuts with his wife, Carma, also spoke with WSMV about the devastation the break-ins caused him and the business.

“Each time it’s frustrating, you start adding up in your head what it’s going to cost,” he admitted.

Later, in another post on East Park Donuts’ social media pages, the owners shared their gratitude over the support their business has received, even as they continue to repair East Park Donuts.

“Nashville, you have showed up and showed out the past few days,” the owners wrote. “The amount of love and support we’ve received from the community is more than we could’ve imagined…but is exactly what was needed. From the East Park fam: Thank you all so much!!!!”



Posted by East Park Donuts and Coffee on Monday, June 3, 2024


Woodard also spoke to WSMV again, after he saw how much the community was rallying behind East Park Donuts.

“It means a lot. We obviously wouldn’t be here without the great customers of East Nashville,” Woodard said. “The people that are here really identify as East Nashvillians and I think it really bugs them a lot when stuff happens to the places they frequent.”

46-year-old Tommie Brown was arrested last week for the three break-ins. He is charged with burglary, theft and vandalistm.

East Park Donuts is open from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Friday, and from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to a wide variety of donuts, including gluten-free and Keto options, East Park Donuts also offers other breakfast and lunch menu items, including breakfast bowls, sandwiches, wraps and more.

Find more information at EastParkDonuts.com.

Photo Credit: East Park Donuts/Facebook