Southern Maid Donuts have been one of Americas most favorite donut franchises since 1937. Today the brand has grown substantially and there are nearly 100 stores across the whole country that use the Southern Maid brand.
The most interesting part of the family business history is not just the fact it’s experiencing constant growth in the food industry since before the WWII, but that Elvis Presley took part in his only TV commercial especially for the Southern Maid Donuts in exchange for one delicious custom-made donut just for him.
The world’s most influential rock idol who had ever lived was famous not only for his amazing music but, apparently, for his sweet love for donuts as well.
Elvis Presley starred in a TV commercial complemented by a promotional jingle in 1954 praising the “piping hot” sweet donuts which were the trademark of Southern Maid Donuts.
Mr. Presley was obviously one of the best return customers of the Shreverport store for donuts during his tours to the Louisiana Hayride.