Baker Mark Israel, behind New York City's Doughnut Plant, worked his first job as a busboy at Studio 54, where he found inspiration in the famed nightclub's constant innovation and dazzling display of creativity. "I know when I started the Doughnut Plant, I wanted that same excitement when you walk in the door," Israel shares, which explains why his doughnut store has a revolving door of flavors. "I want the customers when they come in the door to not know exactly what's going to be there."
Israel's unique approach of using high-quality ingredients like fresh fruits and roasted nuts in his donuts, which was practically unheard-of when he started his business 19 years ago, transformed the junk food staple into high art.
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