Good things come to those who wait.
And fans of Cinotti's Bakery's pumpkin doughnut will have to wait a few extra hours longer on Friday to get the first pumpkin doughnuts of the season out of the Jacksonville Beach bakery's fryer and into the crisp white bakery boxes and bags.
Due to Hurricane Ian, Cinotti's is canceling its annual Pumpkin Donut Midnight Premier planned for late Thursday night. Instead, customers can get their first taste of the fall favorite at 6 a.m Friday.
"We HATE breaking tradition more than anyone!!! This has been the highlight of pumpkin time for us!," Cinotti's wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon. "But we don’t want to encourage you all to get out in this weather."
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For several years, the bakery has opened at midnight Friday the last week of September, welcoming dozens of pumpkin doughnut fans before closing and preparing for the Friday morning rush.
"Again we apologize but we need some rest too. These last two days have been crazy!!"
Cinotti's is located at 1523 Penman Road.
This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Hurricane Ian delays Cinotti's pumpkin donuts until Friday morning