We get asked this a lot. This is a mother/daughter owned small business that has been our dream for years. It took us 2 years to save the money, a year to find the perfect location and almost 8 months to convert the once hair salon into the wonderful atmosphere that it is today. We love to bake and we love “The Walking Dead” and anything to do with zombies….thus Zombee Donut & Bake Shop was born and Fullerton will never be the same.
We wanted to be in between the two colleges of Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College and also, we thought Fullerton would be a great community for our business. We were so right. Everyone in Fullerton along with the colleges, the chamber, the police & fire department and all of the neighbors have embraced us and welcomed us. We are very happy that we decided on Fullerton, everyone has been so kind to us.
We use the finest ingredients and make everything fresh every day. We finish this process by frying all donuts in Palm Oil vs. Lard which eliminates any bad after taste or that coating on your mouth. People always comment that they did not like donuts before they tried ours!
Our first couple were the Eyeball, the Monster and the Sin-a-Snake and that took a lot of experimentation. We continued with these experiments and came up with some others (please see menu and other FAQ for descriptions of all of our specialty donuts). Also, some customers have come up with donuts such as Cookies and Scream and Nutella. Some of the catchy names come to us after we look at the donuts such as the Rabie Baby and Tor-tured Smores.
We feel that our customers always deserve the highest quality and even though day old are not bad, they are not up to our standards so we do NOT sell a day old product.
We get calls from all over the country asking this question. We do not ship our donuts and we do not see how we can do this in the future. Like stated before, once we ship and you get the next day, the quality will not meet our standards and also donuts are very delicate and the appearance after shipping would not even meet our standards. We apologize but plan a trip to DisneyLand and visit Zombee’s Donuts while you are here once, twice or even three times, who is counting?
We will run Donut Happy Hour (buy one, get one free) usually an hour or two before we close when we know that we are not going to sell out. If we still have product, we try to donate them. If you know a worthy cause that would appreciate a donation once in a while, let us know.
We make our regular donuts because we want to ensure that everyone is happy and some people like to come and look at all of the donuts but want what they are familiar with. The regular donuts are $1 or $10 for a dozen. They include glazed donut, old fashion glazed, old fashion chocolate, chocolate bar, maple bar and a variety of sprinkled donuts. The specialty donuts are $2.25 each or $23 for a dozen, these donuts are usually filled or specially decorated. Please refer to the donut section of these FAQ for full descriptions/pictures or pull up on menu on our website.
The flavors are vibrant due to the creativity put into these donuts to make them tasteful without the normal products used for donuts. Also, people (especially children) that are now allergic to milk and eggs can enjoy this wonderful donut.
A Vegan is a person that has chosen to not eat any products that come from an animal, this includes but is not limited to meat, fish, eggs, lard or milk (common items in donuts). Our Vegan donuts are made so that no animal products are used and we finish them by frying in Palm Oil vs. the normal lard that normal donut shops use. Did you know that most donuts in donut shops are not even vegetarian due to this lard?
Unfortunately, we currently do not. We have discussed this several times and with the size of our business, we would not be able to make something fresh every day in house. We use a lot of flour in our operation and do not have the room to have a separate flour-free kitchen. We apologize. We have debated on bringing something from the outside but have not found the high quality themed product for our business yet.
We do have some donuts that have nuts or nut products like our peanut butter and jelly donut. Most of our donuts do not have nuts but we are NOT a nut free environment.
Yes, just ask us and show us a picture and we will let you know if we can make it. We have done donuts for the Anaheim Ducks, CHOC along with weddings and birthdays. We can even do a giant donut of your choice for a special birthday, anniversary or to ask that special person to the prom.
I personally love the Rabie Babie but I do alternate between the Black Widow, Peanut Butter & Jelly and sometimes I can’t resist the many varieties of sprinkles. I also like to try the creative Vegan donuts as well. Vanessa likes the Samoa which was her favorite Girl Scout Cookie for years. We do try everything new that we make several times to ensure quality and flavor….it is a tough job but someone has to do it!
Here at Zombee, we like to give you a lot of options when it comes to donuts and drinks. We carry canned or fountain sodas which include Pepsi or Coke plus many other options. We serve freshly brewed Gavina coffee along with Espresso hot drinks plus our specialty iced coffees such as our Zombee Fix which is nicely strong and sweet and will wake anyone from the dead, our caramel apple iced coffee or our Diesel Cold Brew. We also carry many juices, milk, water and freshly brewed ice tea.
We are not quite ready for that and we want to make sure our brand is represented well so we are not quite ready to franchise as well. We have another plan in a few years that everyone will love!