The Unbelievable Number Of Donuts Entenmann's Has Made

Entenmann's baked goods are a staple at most supermarkets and grocery stores. The company was founded in 1898 in Brooklyn, New York by William Entenmann, a baker from Stuttgart, Germany, according to Entenmann's website. Entenmann's baked goods quickly drew a loyal following, including Frank Sinatra, who ordered the company's crumb cakes on a regular basis. The bakery continued to expand, and celebrated its 120th birthday in 2018. Though Entenmann's bakes a large number of items, including pound cakes, pies, cookies, and Danish pastries, one of its most popular items is the donut.

Entenmann's offers donuts in different sizes, including classic, minis, snack size, and pop'ems. Flavors range from plain old fashioned to glazed to frosted devil's food. Demand for donuts is high, with the company reporting that it has baked over 780 million donuts to date.

To put that figure into perspective, Entenmann's estimates that if you lined up all 780 million donuts, they would wrap around the earth two and-a-half times.

Millions of Donuts a Week

Of all the donuts the company bakes, its most popular is the Rich Frosted Chocolate Dipped Donut. Yellow cake donuts are dipped in chocolate coating. A lot of chocolate goes into making all those donuts — more than 168 million pounds of chocolate, according to the baked goods company. That's enough to fill all the Great Lakes with sweet, chocolate-y goodness. 

The Today Show reported that each Entenmann's donut-making facility can produce about 10 to 15 million donuts a week. The process is simple: First the donut dough is made, then the dough is formed into donut shapes before they're fried in oil. The donuts are then dipped in glaze, chocolate, or left plain before they're boxed fresh to be shipped to your local grocer.

Though the donuts are made with typical ingredients such as sugar, enriched wheat flour, and nonfat milk, according to, there is one secret ingredient that might be the reason why so many people love them. The Today Show noted that the donuts were baked with love — with Entenmann's plant manager confirming the statement. "Doughnuts are little moments of joy. It's a bite of happiness. We make billions of those moments. Not everybody can say that."