4. In 1920, Adolph Levitt, owner of a Harlem bakery, built a successful, automatic doughnut machine, which he called, “The Wonderful Almost-Human Automatic Doughnut Machine”.
He placed the machine in his bakery’s window, creating the first version of “donut theater” in the United States.
5. In 1922, Levitt developed the first doughnut mix that could be used in his automatic dougnut machines, making it easy for anyone to make them.
Well, sorta easy. Seriously, making donuts is mad hard.
6. In 1931, Levitt opened the first Mayflower Donuts shop in Times Square.
Then, additional Mayflower Donut shops opened in cities across the United States, making it the first doughnut shop chain in the United States. Levitt was a great man.