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The other morning, I had to leave before eating breakfast and, after my appointment, decided to stop at the convenient corner location of Winchell's in National City. It's open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Winchell's Donuts first opened in Temple City, CA on October 8, 1948 and is the West Coast's largest donut chain with over 170 locations in six states, as well as in Guam and Saipan. The locations around San Diego are franchises, usually run by families.
There is always a good choice of warm, fresh donuts available ('Warm 'n Fresh' is trademarked by Winchells) as well as a variety of other baked goods and beverage choices available. Also on the menu board (and advertised on the windows out front) are sandwiches. I ordered a bacon/egg/cheddar sandwich on a croissant ($4.49) (could have also had it on a bagel) a small cup of coffee ($1.59) and a donut ($1.09) The coffee was very good; it's a special blend made for Winchell's. Arabica beans. The sandwich was quite good; egg was fluffy and light, the cheese was real cheddar. The bacon was thin, but added a nice flavor. The croissant was, of course, fresh and warm. All in all a nice, quick meal.