The store gained national attention when the owner's son, Billy By, tweeted that his father was sad that no one was coming to celebrate the grand opening.
My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop ? pic.twitter.com/y5aGB1Acrc
— Billy's Donuts (@BillysDonuts) March 9, 2019
The tweet went viral, and in the days following, the store has attracted a lot of customers and has had to take to social media again to say it has been difficult to meet the demand:
Thank you for all of the continued support! You #donut know how much this means to us. Please remember that my mom & dad are trying their best to accommodate everyone and their donut cravings! We hope everyone can understand that we may be selling out early due to the high demand
— Billy's Donuts (@BillysDonuts) March 12, 2019