Warning: the following photos may make you hungry.
A not-so-secret back door
The lines are proof enough that this back door isn't much of a secret any more.
Made from scratch
Every doughnut you get is freshly made that evening—from flour to frosting.
The yeast doughnuts are left to rise before frying.
Happily bobbing in the fryer
Freshly frosted chocolate cake doughnuts
Fresh out of the fryer!
Glazed doughnuts coming out of a dunk in icing
Some get sprinkles!
Some get butternut crunch...
And some get Boston-cream-filled.
A yeast doughnut that has been freshly dipped in icing
Flippin' doughnuts all night long
At its birth, Back Door Donuts was a way to snag a freshly fried doughnut while the bakery was making the next morning's batch. Now it's become so popular that they don't start on tomorrow's confections until after the back door closes at 1 am. So yes, these guys are quite literally frying doughnuts all night long.
The soon-to-be-fried apple fritter dough. Take note of the giant chunks of apple throughout and the generous swirls of cinnamon.
Fry, fritters! Fry!
A freshly glazed fritter in all its glory