Massachusetts YMCA’s doughnut logic has some holes in it
Sometimes has to Outliers ponder philosophical questions. Is a doughnut shop still a doughnut shop if it doesn’t sell doughnuts?
That’s the riddle that will be facing residents of Quincy, Mass., when a Honey Dew Donuts outlet opens inside the city’s new YMCA, sans its eponymous pastry.
A YMCA spokeswoman told the Patriot Ledger newspaper that because of the organization’s emphasis on physical fitness, no doughnuts will be sold.
The shop will sell coffee, lowfat muffins, salads, sandwiches, yogurt, fruit cups and smoothies. All menu items must be approved by the Y.
But the Y may want to consult the nutritional information posted on the New England chain’s website, which shows its low-fat muffins contain more calories and sugar than many of its doughnuts.
As America’s foremost doughnut aficionado, Homer Simpson, would say: “D’oh!”