At the Paris Review Daily, Sadie Stein writes a reflection on Mayflower donuts and optimism:
Usually, seeing records of defunct restaurants fills me with melancholy. Each one looks so perfect, so glamorous, so wholesome, so wholly desirable. And yet Mayflower Donuts, though it’s long gone, continues to inspire, thanks to the creed. Of course, I see that it’s your basic glass-half-full ideology, but somehow that’s much more fun, much more believable, when the world’s a doughnut.