More than 200 7-Eleven stores across MI will be serving up traditional Polish paczki on Tuesday, Feb. 28. In the US, they are popular on Fat Tuesday in communities with major Polish populations.
The tradition of eating the doughnuts has continued to this day, although most people choose to buy paczki rather than make them. "They actually celebrate on Thursday instead of the traditional American way on Tuesday". The treats will be sold on Fat Tuesday only in four different flavors: custard, raspberry, blueberry, and apple.
Tłusty Czwartek, or Fat Thursday, is a kind of last hurrah before Roman Catholics welcome Lent, a period of fasting and solemn reflection in the lead-up to Easter.
Reynolds and his staff have already taken numerous orders and are preparing to put in a long Monday night to prepare fresh batches for Fat Tuesday customers.
"There will be hundreds of dozens of Pączki for Tuesday", he said.