Jack's & Jack Marcum x3

From left-to-right, Jack Marcum Sr., Jack (Lee) Marcum III and Jack Marcum Jr.

A Family Thing...

For three generations since 1961, Jack's Donuts has been making donuts and rolls that have kept customers lining up at the door treats like Tiger Tails, Carmel Nut Rolls and Applesauce Donuts. April 2011 marked 50 years for Jack's and current CEO and grandson of Founder Jack Marcum Senior took over the business.

April 1961 - How it All Began

Jack and Ada Marcum opened the first Jack's Donuts when they bought a south-side New Castle, Indiana shop known as Bill's Donut Shoppe. Jack Marcum (Sr) worked at Tasty Pastry Pie Shop, Kenny Eaton's Bakery and Bill's before buying and renaming Jack's Donuts.

Vintage newspaper photo of Gary Marcum and Jack's Donuts found Jack Marcum Sr.

April 1961 - How it All Began

Jack and Ada Marcum opened the first Jack's Donuts when they bought a south-side New Castle, Indiana shop known as Bill's Donut Shoppe. Jack Marcum (Sr) worked at Tasty Pastry Pie Shop, Kenny Eaton's Bakery and Bill's before buying and renaming Jack's Donuts.

Old photo of Jack Marcum Junior and daughters Shannon Marcum-Wright and Ashley Marcum-Huffman as children

Summer '79 - Jack Marcum Jr...The Next Era

All six of Jack and Ada Marcum's children worked at the shop at some point in their lives. But it was Jack Marcum Jr (Lee's father) that would take the reigns and buy the business from his father to carry on the legacy and legendary donuts. Jack is currently COO, still working at Jack's to this day.

Current CEO Lee Marcum standing next to Jack's Donuts original logo

2007 - Lee Marcum, 3rd Generation Jack

Jack Jr's son Jack "Lee" Marcum III began working at Jack's when he was 14 years old. He wasn't sure he wanted to run the business. Ten years later, he returned to family business to buy Jack's Donuts just as his father had done nearly 30 years before.

Spring 2013 - Jack's Opens First Franchise

Jack's has always had a following from Henry County, Indiana natives. Whenever people move to another area, they always stop by the local shop to satisfy that one-of-a-kind craving that's impossible to curb. It was that following along with urging from fans on that would eventually put Lee in a position to begin franchising. So in the spring of 2013, Jack's Donuts opened it'svery first franchise about 45 miles east of New Castle in Fishers, IN.

Front entrance of Jack's Donuts in Fisher's, Indiana

Spring 2013 - Jack's Opens First Franchise

Jack's has always had a following from Henry County, Indiana natives. Whenever people moved to another area, they'd always stop by the local shop to satisfy that one-of-a-kind craving that's impossible to curb. It was that following along with urging from fans on that would eventually put Lee in a position to begin franchising. So in the spring of 2013, Jack's Donuts opened it'svery first franchise about 45 miles east of New Castle in Fishers, IN.

Jack's styrofoam cups of coffee in a pile of coffee beans

The Future of Jack's Donuts

Jack's continues to grow as new franchises are opening around Indiana. It's a family started relationship of trust that has been building for three generations for over 50 years. That relationship continues to grow and even though Jack Marcum, the man who started it all, passed away in 1983, he'd be happy to know that new generations of customers are lining up a at the doors opened up over 50 years ago.