Houma doughnut shop opening in BR

Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts, a popular Houma doughnut shop, is set to open a Baton Rouge location in January.

The restaurant will be in a shopping center going up at the intersection of Lee Drive and Highland Road, said Chris Shaheen of Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Ronnie’s will sell doughnuts, king cakes, pastries and “Mr. Ronnie burgers,” which are sliders similar to Krystal or White Castle hamburgers.

The business was founded by Ronnie Picou in 1976 and closed in 1984. Picou reopened the shop in 1994 and it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.