“Most of the world operates when I’m sleeping.”

Joshua Francis opened Oxford Doughnut Shop 11 years ago. He grew up in Oxford, went to Miami, then opened the shop; he never left.  Doughnuts are his life, they filled a void in his life that needed filling. Every night he is in the kitchen, mixing dough, frying doughnuts and drizzling icing, alone, into the early morning.

“You start talking to yourself when you’re here by yourself all night,” he said.

But a decade after opening his doors, Joshua’s love of doughnuts has only grown. He enjoys welcoming guests to his kitchen to help prepare the next day’s treats. Walk in his doors and get hit by a warm welcome.

“This personality isn’t just for you guys.”

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