Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Monroe Gets Back Up

Gun-totin' thieves hit Monroe's Donut's on McDowell Road yesterday.  A reader asked in the comments section yesterday if the keyboard warriors who professed outrage at the dastardly deed would make a trip to south Jackson to buy some donuts from Monroe.  Well, the Kingfish took up the suggestion and visited the donut shop late this morning.







Monroe was alone this morning when the Kingfish visited the store.  He said some employees didn't show up today because they were scared to come to work.  The Donut Man voiced his frustration over crime in Jackson.  It was a tale of frustration and anguish heard all too often in the Bold New City.  There is no quit in this man as Monroe grits his teeth and places one foot in front of the other, hoping he is not working in vain. 

JJ bought several dozen donuts and delivered them to some unsuspecting recipients below.  Feel free to help Monroe.  He offers a pretty good product and deserves support. 

Jackson Zoo staff love Monroe Donuts

Great Scott is not immune to Monroe's donuts.

And of course, a donut post would not be a donut post unless...........

Cops at Precinct 4.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweeeeeet!

Anonymous said...

It bet you dollars to donuts that the JPD catches the perps. You don't mess with a man's dog, truck, guns, or donuts.

Anonymous said...

Give 'em hell, Monroe! I'm coming by tomorrow morning to buy a couple dozen!

Anonymous said...

Yaaaaay! Thanks for the cheer on this dreary, cold day. Made me smile. The pics are wonderful, the donuts are divine, and small acts of kindness like this really do add up.

Anonymous said...

those are some FINE donuts.

Unknown said...

So it looks like that box has the "Jackson Dozen" 11 for the price of 12?

Anonymous said...


Craving a Cinnamon roll and Apple fritter.

Kingfish said...

Knucklehead, that Jackson dozen included a cimmamon roll

Theca Jones said...

That's a really nice gesture!

Anonymous said...

11 Donuts = Common "Core" Math. Hole numbers. Bwahahahahaha.

Anonymous said...

Nicely done, Mr. Fish.

Anonymous said...

I believe he still has a store just south of Northside on Northbrook.

Anonymous said...

I ain't drivin' 30 miles to McDowell Road as a kindness gesture. How lame.

Anonymous said...

You are a good man Kingfish. I don't care what BabyChock says.

Anonymous said...

5:04, 30 minutes isn’t a bad drive for a good deed. Remember that when you’re down and needing help. Merry Christmas Mr. Scrooge. Good job KF.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile the first lady is calling the shots in the National Security Office.

Anonymous said...

6:25; Thirty miles, not thirty minutes. It would take almost an hour to get there from here, goob. For donuts? His insurance covered the robbery, assuming there was a loss. If this is a commercial, put him in the margin with Espy!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, @10:02 PM is bringing partisan politics into a donut discussion. Bless his heart.

Anonymous said...

Went this morning and bought 3 dozen for the office. Google says he doesn't open until 8am, but that's way wrong. He opens at 3am.

I had a pleasant conversation with him while he got my order ready. He is genuinely a nice man and a hard worker and it's worth the trip to McDowell Road for the donuts alone! I would suggest to anyone who wants to support a good corporate citizen and a Jackson original to go by Monroe's and give him some business.

Anonymous said...

November 13, 2018 at 5:04 PM -- Scrooge. What would it take to make you happy?

Good job Mr. Kingfish, lovely sentiments and gesture. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I'm going by later this week to by a few doz for the office. And, maybe give him my Browning Hi-Power.

Anonymous said...

6:25 - I said thirty miles, not 30 minutes. If the owner had been shot or his business destroyed I could see supporting him. Neither is the case. He never turned off the grease. Let KF pander.

Anonymous said...

I'm coming into jackson next monday for a visit to my apartments day mr monroe get ready im goin to buy a ton of doughnuts and feed everybody..

Rebecca Newsome said...

I'll definitely be dropping by to grab some for the office tomorrow and will make a monthly trip going forward. Glad to see lots of other folks doing the same.

Anonymous said...

Would 9:37 have felt better if he had been shot? My God can't people just be nice?

Anonymous said...

@ 9:37, etc....what is the point of your comments??? Is someone holding a gun to your head and demanding that you take that "30 mile" drive??? If not, and you don't WANT to go to McDowell Rd to get donuts, then DON'T GO!!! I promise you....NO ONE will notice your absence. No one.

Anonymous said...

@9:37 = Troll who is probably well into his second dozen with sticky fingers poking a glazed keyboard...

Anonymous said...

Would someone please take a dozen to Lamar Adams?

Anonymous said...

Back in 2005 - 2008, my sister would ask me to stop at Monroe's Donut Shop on Medgar Evers on her way home from UMC chemo. She was a big fan of Monroe's. Supporting local businesses was her passion. I wonder if Mr Monroe would remember my "bald headed" sister from Yazoo City!! Please support him . .. he's a good man!

Burke said...

Thanks, 12:07. Hard for me to believe that good people keep rising to the troller's bait. Ignore, ignore.

Pity Party said...

Why the outpouring of customer appreciation? The man suffered zero loss. As in ZERO. He's laughing at you people all the way to the cash register.

Meanwhile; People working the counter at various businesses in the metro are murdered on the job three or four times a year and you people talk about nothing more than leaving town.

I luvs a good donut.

Anonymous said...

I’m all about supporting local business. If it was convenient for me, I’d buy donuts from him.

However, if he gets a big uptick in business now- doesn’t that make him
MORE of a target for robbery now?

Let’s chip in and send him to a enhanced conceal carry class.

Anonymous said...

"Pity Party" I bet you dollars to donuts that if someone stuck a gun in your face you would wet your knickers.

No harm?

Anonymous said...

I went by Monroe's at 5:30 AM to pick up some doughnuts, but the door was locked and no response. Others also pulled-up while I was there and left frustrated. Unfortunately, he's likely in the back prepping for the day, and afraid to leave the door unlocked or even answer it before daylight...

Pity Party said...

7:27 - And you'd lose that bet. I've had that experience. Meanwhile, you sit there in your recliner swilling gin fingering your remote waiting for the umbrella tables at The Fondren to open up.

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