Doughnuts are selling like hotcakes in Seal Beach – and not because of a ballyhooed new bakery heralding gourmet confections. Rather, Donut City on Pacific Coast Highway has been around for nearly three decades, with unfussy fare and prices as humble as the bare-bones decor: 90 cents for a cake doughnut, $1.05 for a glazed.
For the past 28 years, seven days a week, proprietors John and Stella Chhan have stood behind the counter cheerfully boxing and bagging doughnuts, muffins and cinnamon rolls each day until they sell out. A few weeks ago, however, regulars started noticing that half of the duo was missing. John Chhan explained to inquisitive customers that his wife had suffered a debilitating aneurysm.
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