Mister Donut is a fast food franchise which specializes in doughnuts, coffee, muffins and pastries.
The company was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1956 by Harry Winouker. Harry Winouker was the brother-in-law of Bill Rosenberg, the future founder of Dunkin' Donuts. Under a franchising system which Winouker introduced, 256 Mister Donut stores opened around the United States and Canada. In 1970, the Mister Donut name and franchising system were acquired by Multifoods of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1990, Multifood was taken over by Allied-Lyons, the then parent company of Dunkin' Donuts. The majority of Mister Donut stores in the United States and Canada were converted into Dunkin' Donuts ones soon afterwards,
In 1983, Duskin Co. Ltd. of Japan bought Mister Donut's sales and trademark rights for all of Asia. Mister Donut is now headquartered in Japan, where it has more than 1,300 stores. There are also Mister Donut stores in China, El Salvador, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Peanuts characters appear in these Japanese TV commercials for Mister Donut.