Kane’s Donuts Is Opening a Third Shop Next to the Rt. 1 Orange Dinosaur

It will be the Saugus bakery's first location with a drive-through.

Dinosaur photo by Toan Trinh for '25 Ways You Know You’re from the North Shore' / Kane's Donuts photo provided

Dinosaur photo by Toan Trinh for ‘25 Ways You Know You’re from the North Shore‘ / Kane’s Donuts photo provided

All fun is not lost in the redevelopment of a 50-plus-year-old mini golf course on Route 1. In addition to keeping the iconic orange dinosaur on site, the developer has also asked Kane’s Donuts to move in. The Saugus bakery will open its third shop, and its second in its hometown, at Essex Landing next December, ItemLive reports.

“We took a drive around the property and I fell in love with the idea of being on Route 1,” Kane’s president Paul Delios said.

The shop will take up 3,500 square feet of the new development, which will also have 250 apartments, two hotels, a parking garage, and other retail options. The Route 1 Kane’s will be the first location to offer drive-through ordering, ItemLive reports.

When plans to redevelop the mini golf course were announced last year, the public outcry over the fate of the T. Rex led developer Michael Barsamian to vow to prevent its extinction. He purchased the 20-foot statue and plans to eventually move it next to one of the new hotels.

Kane’s, founded in 1955, offers dozens of different doughnuts every day, with a focus on natural, often local ingredients. Besides classics like honey dip, raspberry jelly, and maple bacon, it also releases on-trend monthly specials, like floral rings for Mother’s Day, Poké Balls at the height of the Pokémon Go craze, and December’s special, a zesty gingerbread doughnut made with Farmer Willie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer.

After 60 years, it expanded to downtown Boston last year.

Kane’s Donuts, 120 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, 781-233-8499, 90 Oliver St., Boston, 857-317-2654, kanesdonuts.com.