Published: Jul 25, 2012 8:29 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 25, 2012 8:40 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla . -- Dunkin Donuts is back in business across southwest Florida but for many, there are only slim pickings on the shelves.  A plumbing problem in the Punta Gorda bakery means deliveries are coming from miles away.


YouTube video of an old commercial might make you believe Dunkin' Donuts are made by a local baker! But some Dunkins' die hards like Stephen Reiach are shocked to learn their precious pastries are shipped from a bakery in Punta Gorda.

"I wouldn't even think about where they would come from," he said.

A bakery, that at this time, is shut down until a plumbing problem is fixed.

Some donuts are back on the shelves today but management at a Cape Coral store tells us the donuts were rolled in from other bakeries.


The Dunkin Donut shortage is spanning two counties affecting 40 restaurants across southwest Florida, and affecting the choices as many are faced with slim pickings.