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• History of Back Door

  • 1948

Walmsley's Bakery opens its doors at 5 Post Office Square, becoming a cornerstone in Oak Bluffs.

  • 1971

The White family acquires the bakery, renaming it Old Stone.
Peter White initiates the "Back-Door" sales tradition. No set hours -if you craved a donut at 4 am, Peter and his team were there to oblige.

• History of Back Door (cont.)

  • 2001

Rita Brown and Janice Casey take ownership, rebranding as Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Cafe & Bakery. The tradition of overnight baking continues, attracting crowds sometimes in the hundreds.

  • 2018

After 17 years at the helm, Jan and Rita pass the torch to local investors. The original recipes and bake staff remain, ensuring the Back Door tradition thrives.

• Today

Back Door Donuts lives on, happily serving our #FritterFam in Oak Bluffs, and now in Boston. Cheers to fritters, donuts, and traditions!