Hailing from a former gasoline station in Daleville, Blue Collar Joe’s culinary arts-style doughnuts have attracted fans locally and perhaps on a wider scale. Owner Daniel Knight is making a name for his doughnut brand, with an upcoming scheduled appearance on the April 10 episode of the Food Network Challenge’s “Donut Champions.”
But locally, Knight is cooking up new plans in downtown Roanoke to sell his sweet round doughnut cakes.
Knight told me today that he is finalizing a lease to open a shop in the city’s downtown. Negotiations are underway for a downtown location, though Knight would not reveal the address. This would be a second shop for his doughnut business. Blue Collar Joe’s is not leaving Daleville, Knight said.
He said he may be ready to offer more details next week. I’ll keep you posted!
Also, read this December story by my colleague, Lindsey Nair, about Knight’s participation in the Food Network Challenge.