Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House Off to Great Start

May 10, 2022 (Published: April 9, 2013)
Leo's Donuts Logo

Leo's Donuts Logo

Earlier this year, Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House in Radcliff, Kentucky became part of the Crimson Cup family. In just a few months, the company has come to see Crimson Cup as the key to its success.

Leo’s is located in a restored historic building that once housed a Dog N Suds Drive-in, the originator of “car-hop” service. Owners Terry and Andra Shortt started the company as Leo’s Donuts, but soon saw the need to add specialty coffee to the menu of fresh-baked goodies.  Following a recommendation from a friend in Columbus, they called on Crimson Cup for help.

Steve Bayless from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Terry Short of Leo's Donuts
Owner Terry Shortt (right) with Crimson Cup’s Steve Bayless at the Grand Opening of Leo’s Donuts

“The training and marketing support we’ve received from Crimson Cup have been totally unbelievable,” Terry said. “Crimson Cup set us up for success.”

Today, Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House features:

  • A dining room with free Wi-Fi and seating for up to 20.
  • Fresh donuts and other goodies.
  • An Espresso Coffee Bar featuring Leo’s Mocha, Latte, fruit smoothies and other drinks supplied by Crimson Cup.
  • A drive-thru window.

Terry appreciates the superior quality of Crimson Cup coffee and coffee-house products. “There are a couple of other coffee shops nearby,” he said. “Customers tell us ours is the best by far.”

The bottom line? “Crimson Cup Coffee is the key to our success,” he said.  “Don’t try it alone. Crimson Cup is the perfect solution if you’re new to the coffee shop business or if you want to grow your business.”

Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has hand-roasted great-tasting specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio. We’ve also taught more than 300 independent business owners in 30 states how to be successful in specialty coffee through our 7 Steps to Coffee Shop Success program. 

Do you have questions about how to open a coffee shop? Or want to learn more about our wholesale coffee roasting programs for specialty grocerscolleges and universities and restaurants and food service operators? Give us a call at 888-800-9224 or fill out this form, and we’ll get right back to you!

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