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Claycord Online Museum – Winchell’s Donut House In Walnut Creek’s Countrywood Shopping Center


Let’s keep going with this donut theme we all know and love.

Who remembers Winchell’s Donut House? (now AllStar Donuts).

They had locations all over Claycord, including this one pictured above in the Countrywood Shopping Center on Bancroft and Treat in Walnut Creek. Other locations included Clayton Rd. in Concord and Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill.


Despite no longer being a presence in Contra Costa County, Winchell’s is still in business. They have over 170 locations nationwide, including many in southern California.

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ABOUT THE CLAYCORD ONLINE MUSEUM: The Claycord Online Museum is made up of historical photos, documents & anything else that has to do with the history of our area.

If you have any old photos or items that you’d like to place in the Claycord Online Museum, just scan or take a photo of them, and send them to the following address: It doesn’t matter what it is, even if it’s just an old photo of your house, a scan of an old advertisement or an artifact that you’d like us to see, send it in and we’ll put it online!


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Mary Rae Fouts December 30, 2022 - 4:13 PM - 4:13 PM

There once also was a Winchell’s in PH, on Oak Park Blvd next to the Poets’ Corner Safeway. After that building was demolished (a long time ago), Safeway wanted to expand into that footprint area, but PH denied the request stating there would not be enough parking for Safeway. That parking lot is never close to full, hasn’t been for decades.

jprcards December 30, 2022 - 5:39 PM - 5:39 PM

Winchell’s in the Countrywood Shopping Center used to be one of our go to places after a night of drinking…..uh I mean after a night of wholesome hanging out with friends…..yeah that’s what I meant.

Captain Bebops December 30, 2022 - 6:10 PM - 6:10 PM

I had donuts there a couple of times as a treat since I find donuts to be way too sugary for my pancreas. 😬

Ripley December 30, 2022 - 7:59 PM - 7:59 PM

Had several paper routes in the neighborhoods around Countrywood as a kid in the late 70’s and would buy a bag of donut holes there on a regular basis! Also used to play in the walnut orchard that was there before that shopping center was built.

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