I've been to Stan's several times and there's no doubt the doughnuts are excellent, and the prices are great. I particularly like the jam (jelly) filled doughnuts and the buttermilk doughnuts, both of which are a very generous size and not at all expensive.
On my last visit there was some sort of weird serving system where some people were being given tickets to wait for their orders to be prepared while others were just being served--in hindsight I suspect it had something to do with the size of the order. At the time I wasn't sure whether it was like a deli counter where I was supposed to get a ticket and then wait, or what was going on. There were no signs indicating what was going on, and the staff weren't providing any guidance either. There's not a lot of queuing space so it was unclear where I was supposed to be to place my order. As it was I stood behind some people with tickets for a while before I realised they'd already been "served", and then a couple of us were at the counter at the same time unsure or who should be getting served.
The other peeve I have is that it's hard to know when to go--sometimes I've been soon after opening time to be told the jelly doughnuts haven't been made yet; a couple of hours later and they're sold out. I've also been early afternoon only to find there are no doughnuts left at all.
I guess it's up to them how they run their business and I guess they're making enough money for them to be happy with the way things are, but you'd think if you're open until 3 PM and sold out of one particular type of doughnut by 9 AM that you might consider making more, and if you're selling out completely a couple of hours before closing that perhaps you should consider making more to start with.
As such, I generally prefer to go to Psycho Donuts which is open later and ensures there is a good selection available throughout the day, even if I consider the product and prices at Stan's to be better.
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