TINLEY PARK, IL — A familiar business has moved across town to a brand-new location. Frosted Donuts, 17119 88th Ave., Tinley Park, celebrated its grand opening Friday, Sept. 11, with a line of customers out the door salivating for the store’s gourmet donuts.
Frosted has been in business for three years and serves donuts that are made from scratch, in-house every day. The donuts range from classic styles like chocolate glazed and old-fashioned, to gourmet options, such as cocoa puffs, cinnamon toast crunch and banana cream. The shop also sells fresh Peet’s coffee, every day.
Owner Feda Ibrahim said the location switch came after a rent increase with the former property managers. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected small businesses all over the country and Frosted was one of those that was ready to close its doors. Customers took to Facebook in March asking people to head over to the donut shop and support local businesses.
“Frosted Donuts on Harlem and 159th is in serious threat of closing and is an amazing establishment,” Facebook user, Michael Praski, wrote in a public post. “The owner is the sweetest woman and I would hate to see her lose her establishment and passion for making unbelievable donuts.”
Ibrahim said that post changed things for their business. “When a customer’s post kind of went viral on Facebook, we started to get really busy,” Ibrahim said. “They helped put us back in business and also helped us find our new location.”
A line of customers snaked out the door. Regular customer, Suzanne Mustafa Ashour, said she loves Frosted not only for their donuts but for their big hearts and contributions to the community.
“Feda is such a sweetheart. She would donate donuts to the youth programs at the Orland Park mosque all the time,” Ashour said. “She has defined the community and brought people together through her work.”
Ibrahim said that before 11 a.m. on opening day they had already served 100 customers. “Our apple fritters are our most popular item. We have a huge selection, at least 60 kinds daily.”
The owner said she loves her store and is glad to be back open again to see all her old and new customers. “I bake with a passion and I absolutely love what I do,” Feda said. “I love my clientele, and I am very happy to see everyone, again.”
Frosted Donuts sold out of donuts opening day due to the large rush of people coming in. The donut shop’s hours are usually 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To learn more about this local business in Tinley Park, visit Frosted on Facebook, Instagram or the store’s website.
This article originally appeared on the Tinley Park Patch