Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana. Although many businesses have been approved for limited reopening, some nonessential businesses will remain closed to the public. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced.

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Hot donuts at Southern Maid Donuts

Once a donut empire that encompassed much of the South, Southern Maid Donuts shops have become harder to find in recent years. The 3505 Hearne Avenue location in Shreveport is one of the oldest locations remaining, but that doesn't stop customers from lining up every afternoon at 4 p.m. for these hot, delicious treats. The only product for which Elvis Presley ever recorded a jingle, Southern Maid Donuts are a beloved local tradition.