Nearly seven years after The Salty Donut opened its first brick-and-mortar shop in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, the family-owned company has become a household name throughout the tri-county area and the U.S. The brand started as a weekend-only pop-up out of a vintage camper and has since grown to include eight locations in Florida, North Carolina and Texas, with six more slated to open in 2023 in Atlanta (three locations), Tampa (two locations) and Coconut Grove. The brand has received numerous recognitions and accolades, including being hailed as one of the “best donut shops in America” by Food & Wine. To accommodate the growth at its original location, The Salty is relocating to a new, bigger flagship store at 50 NW 23rd Street #106-107, which is only a few steps away from the current shop.
“Wynwood was our first Salty store ever,” Andy Rodriguez says, CEO and Co-Founder of The Salty. “It is the smallest of our shops and the only one that operates with an off-site commissary, as we simply did not have the resources we do now when we launched the brand. So when the opportunity arose to revamp Wynwood and build a true flagship in Miami, where Salty began, we jumped at the chance. The new store is going to be epic. It will feature on-site production, state-of-the-art equipment, a ton more interior seating and greater production capabilities and efficiencies for our team, resulting in even fresher donuts and a stunning space for guests to hang out and work.”
The new Salty Flagship store will open this summer and will be much larger than the original, encompassing 2,700 square feet of space. The store will highlight its expansive kitchen, the largest one to date. This kitchen will support production not only for Coconut Grove but also for South Florida catering and events. The store features a private room that guests can reserve for meetings and special events, complete with catering offerings from the store. Additionally, guests can peer through a large window into the kitchen and witness The Salty’s talented baking team in action. The store will also feature a dedicated pick-up window/area for app orders and a stylish grab-and-go fridge to accommodate an expanded selection of grab-and-go drinks.