A NEW store is set to open in Widnes next week offering a wide variety of dreamy doughnuts.

Planet Doughnut will be opening its tenth store on Friday, September 23, at Green Oaks Shopping Centre.

It follows on from the successful launch of Planet Doughnut in neighbouring St Helens in August, where people queued for hours to get their hands on handcrafted doughnuts and drinks.

Runcorn and Widnes World: Planet DoughnutPlanet Doughnut (Image: Planet Doughnut)

Widnes will be the chain’s fourth store opening in 2022, with possibly another venue on the way this year for the family-owned business, which was launched in 2017 by husband-and-wife team Duncan and Samantha McGregor.

“The store will be open seven days a week, selling our classic and vegan doughnuts, premium blend of coffee, waffles, cookie dough and of course our galactic milkshakes,” Duncan explained.

“We grew in popularity quite quickly through posting on social media and attending farmers’ markets, and quickly realised our converted garage that was our micro-small bakery just would not cut it.

“We opened our first shop in Shrewsbury, and at that point upscaled to a small bakery.

Runcorn and Widnes World: Planet DoughnutPlanet Doughnut (Image: Planet Doughnut)

“Over the past five years, we have expanded into a range of retailers, our own stores and now stocked in co-op stores across the mid counties.

“We have always tried to make doughnuts that little bit different, and two years ago we introduced a range of vegan doughnuts to go alongside our classic range.

“Our flavours run from the classic glazed doughnut, mango and raspberry, through to chocolate bar-inspired flavours like the Terrys Chocolate Orange doughnuts and many more.”