30 October . 2023
The Anderson family of Canyon Falls finds sweet success with The Daily Donut food truck
The Daily Donut, a new food truck owned by Canyon Falls residents John Anderson and Tonja Schult Anderson, made its debut in October at the Canyon Falls Community Garage Sale, and its mini donuts in flavors such as Maple Bacon and Chocolate Salted Pretzel are already a huge hit.
“Everyone was so friendly and supportive on our first day. We absolutely love this community,” said John, at left in the photo.
Along with more than 20 varieties of donuts, The Daily Donut also serves chicken and pizza wraps, burritos, breakfast tacos, quiches, yummy parfaits, coffee and other drinks. Glazes and sugars infused with alcohol are another offering.
The Daily Donut also offers school spirit boxes with custom-made donuts, such as a recent Argyle Eagles donut made for Argyle Middle School.
The food truck, actually a trailer, already has brisk bookings from enthusiastic word-of-mouth.
The Andersons are relatively new to Canyon Falls, moving here in 2022 from Southlake. They kept hearing many positive reviews of Argyle ISD, and decided it would offer the best education for their youngest child, Trace, now in the eighth grade.
Like a jelly donut with a sweet but hidden filling, The Daily Donut also has more than meets the eye, with an origin story the Andersons are happy to share.
The idea for the food truck came out just a few months ago, after the Andersons realized they would have to stop their ongoing mission of making hundreds of meals for homeless communities in the Fort Worth area, due to local regulations.
Tapping into their deep faith, the Andersons soon decided to launch the food truck as a way to deliver cooked meals to unhoused people in a way that would meet health regulations. The donut and catering businesses operated out of the food truck help the family to fund their personal homeless ministry.
“We both have a deep passion for serving,” said John. “Trace first came up with the idea of delivering personal hygiene packages to homeless communities, and the meals grew out of that.”
Their service extends beyond the homeless community, taking them anywhere they believe they can help, such as school fundraisers and also taking food and beverages to law enforcement officers when they are working long hours.
Both John and Tonja have successful careers in addition to operating The Daily Donut.
After 37 years in the automotive industry, John is now vice president of Lotpop, an automotive software company. The founder of Lotpop reached out to John, asking him to partner with the company to help scale it to become a force in the field. Today, the growing company supports more than 300 dealers in the U.S.
Tonja, the culinary force behind The Daily Donut, has been in real estate for 27 years and recently stepped away from an executive role at a luxury real estate brand to pursue her passion of serving. She continues to sell part time, having her license under the Shimala Group with Reserve 76 Realty, and sharing her real estate business experience and mindset through coaching and consulting.
Canyon Falls residents have also started new businesses in fields as diverse as vertical farming, dog grooming, chocolate-making and teaching nutrition worldwide. Meet them in our Resident Stories.
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