Top That! Donuts is a family owned, warm served donut and coffee shop with the main location in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and a second location opening Winter 2019 in Rutherford, NJ. Dedicated to serving the local community with quality creations year round, you can choose off of our seasonal menu or design your own creation. Whether you stop in for a warm donut and coffee in the morning, or buy a dozen for the office, we are sure you will be back for more. So what are you waiting for! Check back for constant updates and tell us your thoughts!
Who we are – Chris and Danielle Wolowitz with sons Ethan and Aidan
When Chris and Danielle found out they were having twin boys in 2011 they knew they wanted to start a business that they could call their own. As life long summer residents of Point Pleasant Beach, and full-time residents since 2007, they have so many cherished memories of growing up at the Jersey Shore. Surrounded by the support of family and friends, in late 2013 they were inspired to make their dream a reality. With professional backgrounds in restaurant management, sales and marketing Chris and Danielle set out to design a concept that would bring their personalities to life; and Top That! Donuts did just that. Created from the ground up with their friend and general manager at the time Kelly, Chris and Danielle were excited to start this journey towards building memories for generations to come. With the support of extended family and friends, both near and far, they were confident that Top That! Donuts will do just that.
Building a Brand
Top That! Donuts first opened its doors on April 12th 2014, right in the heart of the beach community of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. The concept for the shop begins with family at the core. Everything that Chris and Danielle create with the Top That! Donuts brand is focused around the community, children and the idea of building memories for years to come. From the annual Donuts with Santa to participation in local fundraisers, the friendships that have been built and the memories made are held close to the heart. Top That! Donuts has become a destination for vacationers in the area, a summer tradition as they stop in to enjoy the warm gooey treats they were craving all winter. And of course watching Ethan and Aidan, and all of the local children grow up at the shop makes for many cherished memories. Chris and Danielle look forward to successfully building upon their concept of a family business in the years to come and they can’t wait to meet new ‘soon-to-be’ friends.
Expansion on the Horizon
Fast forward almost five years and the Point Pleasant Beach shop is going strong. Chris and Danielle have been fortunate to have every year better than the last, adding special events catering as a key driver to off-season business. Looking at the success they have built, and after careful consideration they have decided to expand Top That! Donuts. But not just to any location, back to their roots in Bergen County New Jersey; Rutherford to be exact. And there could be no better person to partner with than Nick Burgagni, a savvy businessman with a heart of gold and the same family values that Chris and Danielle have built their brand on.
To make it even more special, Chris and Nick have been friends since fifth grade, growing up in North Arlington playing football together. When they started talking to Nick about the idea of expanding it just felt natural. Nick wanted the same things as Chris and Danielle, a business that he could build over time and a place where family was at the core of the concept. Then Nick found the building in Rutherford New Jersey and they all just knew it was right. A good family town, with an awesome downtown area. Nick, and his family, are super excited to open their first Top That! Donuts in this amazing family-oriented town, and expand the brand for Chris and Danielle. Stay tuned for exciting things to come in Winter 2019.