Beginning Monday, Harold's Doughnuts will have new operating hours for 2019.
Both the downtown and Nifong locations will be closed on Mondays going forward, according to the shop's website. Both locations will continue to be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Harold's made the decision to start closing on Monday's in an effort to give staff a consistent day off every week, and allow workers extra time to test new doughnuts and products, according to its website. The website also states that the extra day off every week will allow the shop's kitchen equipment to remain in top shape.
Along with the beginning of new hours, January marks Harold's fourth anniversary as a Columbia staple, and the shop is holding a doughnut bar event to celebrate. Harold's "Birthday Bash" will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 12 at the downtown location, according to the Facebook event. The menu has not yet been released.
Harold's also plans to expand its doughnut flavors and beverage options in 2019. The Nifong location will soon feature a full espresso bar, according to Harold's website.