What is Mister Donut ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #37

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Hello World !

This is SHINTA+, Japanese writer.


What is ‘Mister Donut’ ??

I want to know it !

This page is
  • To introduce ‘Mister Donut’ well known in Japan
  • To clear your question about it

I wrote this article to introduce ‘Mister Donut’, as popular Japanese donut restaurant and to clear your question about it.

I would like to explain about the topic with mainly two parts.

  • Introduction of ‘Mister Donut’ in Japan
  • Deep Diving with Q & A style
    • History
    • Line-up of donuts
    • Other products than donuts
    • Price, etc

In first part, you can get basic information about ‘Mister Donut’ in Japan.

And next, I would like to introduce more details, with style of answering questions. You can get information with cherry pick style, in stead of reading long article.

I hope you will have proper information about Mister Donut in Japan, after reading this page.

What is ‘Mister Donut’ ?

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‘Mister Donut’ is the largest Donut chain shop in Japan.

This chain is operated by Duskin with license agreement with Mister Donut U.S.A. There are more than 1,300 ‘Mister Donut’ in Japan. We can eat donuts inside or take them out.

‘Mister Donut’ is called as ‘MISUDO’ in short by Japanese people.

Introduction of Mister Donut
  • Largest Donut chain shops in Japan
  • More than 1,300 shops in Japan
  • Available both eat-in and take out
  • Operated by license agreement with Mister Donut U.S.A
  • In short, people call ‘MISUDO’ in Japan

Deep Diving into Mister Donut in Japan

I would like to introduce more information about Mister Donut in Japan, in this paragraph with Q & A style, so that you can access information easily.

Please kindly open items what you want to know.


I hope you can clear your question in this part.

Mister Donut has more than 50 years of history in Japan

First ‘Mister Donut’ in Japan was opened in 1971 with license agreement with Mister Donut U.S.A. From 1970’s to 90’s, number of shop was increased.

On the other hand, in 1990’s, ‘Mister Donut U.S.A’ closed or changed name of almost all Donut shops. So nowadays, Japan is the largest market for Mister Donut brand.

  • 1971 First Mister Donut opened in Osaka
  • 1974 Number of shops became 100
  • 1987 Number of shops became 500
  • 1997 Number of shops became 1000
  • 2001 Number of shops became 1500

Reference : mister donut webpage

Various types of Donuts are available in Mister Donut in Japan

Pon de ring series

  • Constricted shape
  • Sticky texture
  • Leading product of Mister Donut
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Old Fashion series

  • Crispy texture
  • Long seller since 1975
  • Tasty with freezing
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French Cruller series

  • Fluffy texture
  • Nice with whipped cream
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Yeast Donut series

  • Soft texture
  • Coated with sugar
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Chocolate Donut series

  • Chocolate dough
  • Nice with coconuts powder
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  • Donuts pop
  • Sticked donut, etc
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Author’s research

The price of donuts are mainly in range between JPY 120 – 160 (+Tax, as of Apr 2022).

Example of price

  • Pont de ring : JPY 120
  • Old Fashion : JPY 120
  • Coconuts chocolate : JPY 150
  • Ponde double chocolate : JPY 140

Reference : mister donut webpage

Yes, other than donuts, various foods are available at Mister Donut in Japan

  • Pies
  • Hotdogs
  • Soups
  • Pizza (Large size stores)
  • Yamcha as Chinese cuisines (Large size stores)

Reference : mister donut webpage

My recommendation is to have following menu at cafe space of Mister Donut. As coffee is free to refill at Mister Donut, we can spend time there with relaxing.

  • Old Fashion
  • Pon de Kokuto (Brown sugar)
  • Coffee

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I Hope this article help you to clear your question about Mister Donut in Japan.


I hope you have clear understanding of Mister Donut !

Thank you for your reading !