ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) — Mac’s Donuts of Aliquippa has been a Beaver County tradition for 54 years.
“It’s an extension of our family at this point,” says owner J. W. McKittrick. “And being third generation, I couldn’t imagine life without it.”
The second generation is represented by his mother, Twila McKittrick. “We live here,” she says. “This is where we go to church. This is where we raised our family. So we are part of the community, as well.”
Customers fear that Mac’s may go the way of family businesses across the nation. Dunkin’ Donuts recently opened a store, just a block away.
But loyal customers and friends have come to the rescue, supporting an old time business with new technology. The “Mac’s Donuts” Facebook page has lured more than 2,000 friends in just two days.
Their biggest problem now: Will they have enough doughnuts to meet demand this weekend? Their Facebook friends have called on followers to turn out in a massive show of support.
“We have so much gratitude to them for this,” J. W, says. “It really means a lot.”