How the Young Owner of Frisco's Detour Doughnuts Learned the Business From Her Korean Parents

On a chalkboard, seasonal doughnut flavors are handwritten in a dainty font: pistachio ganache, blueberry goat cheese, and even an "everything doughnut" (a bagel lookalike) with a creamy onion schmear. During peak hours on weekend mornings at Detour Doughnuts in Frisco, busy moms with strollers carrying squealing children zip in and out as other customers more leisurely peer through the glass case. The Italian espresso machine sings and whistles as Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop" plays in the background.Usually, only one staff member appears to be working. That would be owner Jinny Cho. A petite and lean woman, Jinny usually has her hair neatly tied back in a ponytail, pulled through the back of a baseball cap. She darts back and forth from cash register to display to coffee maker in the 1,000-square-foot store, keeping a sharp eye on the scene. The 25-year-old entrepreneur hustles during unconventional hours, closing as late as 6 p.m. on weekends, rather than noon like most stores.   Continue reading...

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