Starting as Baker/Manager at Winchell’s, Mary and Don Hennesy both had there own shops. In 1984 Mary left Winchell’s to go into business for herself. Her opportunity came with Zona’s donut shop on 9031 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee. Zona’s donuts was the first donut shop in Santee. This is where she started “Mary’s Donuts”. After years of growth, changes and freeway 52/125, Mary’s donuts became the icon of east county. In late 2015 Mary got notice that she had lost her lease after 33 years in this historical location.
Mary then inserted her right hand man Joel Scalzitti. They then were on a quest for a new location. In March 2016 “Mary’s Donuts” then moved to a popular shopping center in Santee, 8959 Carlton Hills Blvd. With all the growth and changes Mary and Joel set out to expand to another location. Joel searched throughout east county for the perfect location.
Finding a new home for the second location of “Mary’s Donuts” in historical downtown Lakeside, 10101 Maine Ave. Both locations consist of same recipes, bakers and high quality of customer service. As of January 2017 we offer delivery for large or small events, weddings, baby showers and catering. Please come on by for a hot donut at “Mary’s Donuts” Santee or Lakeside!