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THE BLACKBIRD DOUGHNUTS STORY
"All it took was opening one shop. Seven years later ... we have seven locations."

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Blackbird Doughnuts was officially opened to the public in 2015 by Seth Yaffe and his business partner Rebecca Roth Gullo. The two partners had initial success with The Gallows, a favorite restaurant in Boston’s South End.

They knew they wanted to stay in the area, but didn’t necessarily know initially that they wanted to start a doughnut shop! After a visit to Chicago in 2013, Yaffe and Gullo realized that there wasn’t a big doughnut culture in Boston at all, and they wanted to change that. It’s very different eating a homemade doughnut versus a doughnut from Dunkin’ Donuts. Blackbird Doughnuts was officially opened to the public in 2015 by Seth Yaffe and his business partner Rebecca Roth Gullo. The two partners had initial success with The Gallows, a favorite restaurant in Boston’s South End.

They knew they wanted to stay in the area, but didn’t necessarily know initially that they wanted to start a doughnut shop! After a visit to Chicago in 2013, Yaffe and Gullo realized that there wasn’t a big doughnut culture in Boston at all, and they wanted to change that. It’s very different eating a homemade doughnut versus a doughnut from Dunkin’ Donuts.

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ABOUT REBECCA ROTH GULLO

Blackbird Doughnuts Founder & CEO

Rebecca Roth Gullo is president of The Gallows Group— a hospitality conglomerate based in Boston; The Gallows, Banyan Bar+Refuge, Blackbird Doughnuts, Sally’s Sandwiches. A Boston native, Rebecca sits on the board of Planned Parenthood, Ellis Neighborhood Association and Beaver Country Day School. A graduate of Smith College with an AB in government, Rebecca worked for both U.S. Senator Kennedy and Mayor Bloomberg. Rebecca has her cooking degree from the Institute of Culinary Education (NYC). She lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters.

LOCATIONS

Blackbird Doughnuts locations are in Boston’s South End, Fenway, Harvard Square, Brighton, Newton Centre, Beacon Hill / West End and High Street Place Food Hall. We are dedicated to creating unique gourmet doughnuts from scratch.  

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SOUTH END
#1 

Opened 2015

492 Tremont St, Boston

Located in Boston's South End the Tremont Street shop is our flagship store and home to Sally's Sandwiches no. 1

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FENWAY
#2

Opened 2017

20 Kilmarnock St, Boston

Our smallest shop located on Kilmarnock Street in the heart of Boston's Fenway neighborhood was opened before anyone even knew what Fenway was.

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HARVARD SQUARE
#3

Opened 2018

1350 Mass Ave, Cambridge

Harvard Square welcomed us with open arms in the brand new Smith Campus Center. After the pandemic the shop moved locations within the building and now houses Sally's Sandwiches no. 2

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BRIGHTON
#4

Opened 2018

100 Holton St, Brighton

The Brighton shop located on Holton Street is where you can get a glimpse of where we make the doughnuts as it's also home to our production facility.

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NEWTON CENTRE
#5

Opened 2019

55 Union Street,  Newton

The first shop to house our brand new doughnut displays. The Newton Centre shop is located on Union Street directly across from the Newton Centre T stop

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BEACON HILL/WEST END
#6

Opened 2020

175 Cambridge St, Cambridge

We were thrilled to open our Beacon Hill/West End shop on Cambridge Street in the fall of 2020. This shop gave new life to Blackbird after a long spring and summer brought down by the pandemic.

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT
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Opened 2022

100 High Street, Boston

Our newest shop and a proud member of the High Street Place Food Court in Boston's Financial District.