H & R Bakery Wins Two Readers' Choice Awards

Jerry Curry, Staff Writer

Kristin Hedrick and Mirriah Kinman show off the two Readers' Choice Awards that H & R Bakery received for "Best Donut" and "Best Bakery Goods."

The main lobby of the bakery features antique railroad memorbilia from owner Dwayne Daughtery's extensive personal collection.

H & R Bakery was moved to its new location on the Salem Public Square in 2020.


Leader Publishing Company’s Readers' Choice Awards double-hitter this year is H & R Bakery . The bakery won awards for both “Best Donuts” and “Best Bakery Goods” for 2023.

H & R Bakery is renowned for its extensive selection of donuts, brownies, cookies and cupcakes. A coffee bar, offering all types of hot and cold beverages, is also popular. A variety of other beverages are also available.

The biggest seller is the original glazed donut. Donuts sell for about $18 per dozen. Bakery goods and donuts are made from scratch.

The business is owned by Dwayne and Juanita Daughtery. They purchased the company in 2000, when it was in operation on East Walnut Street in Salem. In 2020, they moved the bakery to its current location on the north side of the Salem Public Square.

The current building is extremely large and has been the home of numerous businesses over the years, including Craft Town and G.C. Murphy Department Store. The Daughterys remodled the business so that it is not only a comfortable and functional dining area for their customers, but also provides meeting space for many groups and organizations.

There is a party room downstairs and a business meeting room upstairs. They both rent for $25 the first hour and $10 dollars each additional hour and can be rented for the entireday. Fees very depending on hours rented.

The main area at the bakery, featuring several seating arrangements, is decorated with a large collection of antique train memoribilia from Dwayne Daugherty’s private collection.

H & R Bakery is open from Tuesday at 1 a.m. until Saturday at 5 p.m. It is closed Sundays and Mondays. The phone number is 812-883-4903.

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