ARTS & LEISURE — March 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Review: Rise Biscuits and Donuts offers flavorful alternatives to the typical biscuit

Photo by Zoe Gordon

Full of unique and delicious food combinations, Rise Biscuits Donuts serves both breakfast and lunch at their 15 different locations. First opening their shop in Durham, N.C., the franchise expanded their reach to 14 new locations found throughout the southeast, including one  at The Walk in Coral Springs.

Rise Biscuits Donuts resembles a fast food shop similar to Dunkin Donuts. However, there is outdoor and indoor seating, giving the restaurant a more relaxed and sit-down feel.

Upon entering, the donut and biscuit shop has a small but cozy ambience. The restaurant is clean and vibrant, leaving customers with a positive first impression. There is a display full of mouthwatering donuts showcasing their various creations such as “Raspberry Jelly,” “Apple Fritter,” “Creme Brulee,” “Red Velvet Cake,” “Maple Bacon Bar,” “Cinnamon Twist” and many other sweet treats.

The menu highlights delicious lunch items served on a fresh biscuit such as “Bacon, Fried Egg and Cheese,” “Chorizo Mac N Cheese” and “Fried Green Tomato” as well as providing fresh salads, side items and drinks like coffee, sodas, orange juice, lemonade, milk and iced tea.

Though everything looked delicious, the “Red Velvet Cake” with cream cheese frosting, the panko crusted “Fried Green Tomato” on a fresh biscuit and the chilled chocolate milk seemed like the most mouthwatering options to order. The price is very reasonable and affordable for the creative, fresh food that they offer. The donuts range from $1 to $3 per donut while the lunch items are about $3 to $7.

The presentation of the food was not spectacular. Although the donut looked vibrant, the biscuit sandwich looked ordinary and was served in a paper bag.

Despite the average presentation, the dishes taste sensational. The red velvet cake donut is a perfect balance of sweet and savory, making it a very memorable first bite. The sugar of the red velvet hits the tongue first and combines beautifully with the savory cream cheese icing.

The biscuits, however, are the big star. Coming from a person who does not typically order biscuits, this biscuit is seasoned to perfection and has a warm flakey buttery crust that matches perfectly with the crunchy shell of the green tomato. Served with honey, this treat has all of the flavors of sweet, savory and a little tart of the green tomato that makes it delightful to eat.   

The restaurant is very impressive. Not only does the food taste amazing, but the workers are also friendly, the price is affordable, the restaurant is clean and the food is served instantly. If you are around the area and want a quick bite to eat, Rise Biscuits Donuts is definitely the place to go.

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Zoe is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and is the co Editor-in-Chief of the Eagle Eye Newspaper. Besides her passion for journalism, Zoe loves to dance and travel. She hopes to one day major in advertising and public relations.


  1. Hi Zoe,
    I just saw your interview with Amy Goodman on and was really impressed by what you and your two friends had to say. I am a journalist, media artist, anti-police brutality activist and family advocate, and I work with families affected by police murder and corruption all across the country. You mentioned in your interview that your paper is trying to connect more with the Black Lives movement. If you’re interested in connecting directly with families impacted by police murder, please reach out to me. I work for a growing collective of families impacted by police brutality all across the nation called Families United 4 Justice ( ), and we need the support of all communities because when police murder happens, communities learn the names of the victims but the families that lose their loved ones are left at the wayside and not given any support. Families suffer from long-term trauma, most of them stop working because they are so traumatized, and once they stop working it becomes very difficult for them to keep their assets (cars, houses). They also suffer from stress-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, PTSD, cancer, heart disease, etc. I am also a journalist – you can see my work about the families here: – we are currently looking for collaborations, for more platforms to share family stories so that we can garner real community support, where those most impacted are held up rather than pushed aside. Many thanks for your continued hard work and my condolences to you for what has happened to your classmates, school and community.

  2. Maureen Gall

    This may not be the best way to get my comments to the Students at MSDH but I hope it reaches them.
    As a dual national (Australia/US citizen) who visited family and friends in my home country last September, the tragedy at your school brought back memories of the Australian massacre in Tasmania (in 1996) and the resulting action by the Australian Government to ban assault rifles. I applaud that action and the way in which the whole country responded. While visiting with my brother in Sydney, he raised the issues of gun violence in America. While we basically were in agreement on the need to get rid of these weapons of war, he was mystified that the US seems unable to see the benefits of what Australia did and to even acknowledge the statistical evidence of reduced gun violence since that period. I had no good answer for him, other than the size of our countries. Australia with 23 million and the US with 325 million. I used to think the “greatest country in the world” should be able to better address the gun problem. Unfortunately, America is no longer the “greatest country in the world”. Smaller countries are showing they are smarter and way ahead of the US in many areas. My husband is a retired military officer and believes there is no justification at all for civilians to have automatic weapons.
    As a baby boomer, a child of the 60s and 70s, I applaud what your students are doing. I hope and pray for your success in standing up to the NRA, to getting real change to archaic gun laws and implementing them nationwide. I think your goals are realistic. Repeal of the 2nd Amdt. is unlikely – in my lifetime.
    Right now you have the “high road”. Keep your goals realistic, your facts accurate, your speeches passionate but delivered as calmly as possible and without profanity. Don’t lower yourselves to less lofty standards.
    I come from a country where voting is compulsory. The right to vote is your greatest weapon. Use it! Good luck!

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