OKLAHOMA CITY – When customers walk into Dunkin Donuts, they are greeted by a familiar face.
“We had a donut shop across the street from us when I was a kid, and I always said I was going to work there,” said Pam Gibson.
Decades later, Pam Gibson is living her dream one sweet treat at a time.
“Right here, it used to be a counter where people would sit on stools and it was horseshoe-shaped,” she said.
For the past 45 years, Gibson has been going to work at 6 a.m. every morning.
“We have a box that sits on the counter and they call it ‘Pam’s favorites,” she said.
Over the years, Gibson says she has seen a lot change around the donut shop.
She says she has seen the land around the store be torn apart by a tornado and then rebuilt again.
She has even had the chance to meet Mr. Dunkin.
For nearly half a century, she has prepared more donuts than she can count.
“I’d say in the millions,” Pam laughs.
“She’s just a very kind person. She always does exactly what you want her to do,” said Ruth McKillen.
“Over the years, we’ve come to think an awful lot of her. We love her. She’s an example of what someone should really be,” said James McKillen.
That’s why on the 45th anniversary of the store coming to Oklahoma City, Dunkin Donuts is celebrating her.
She was given an award and a check from the business for her long-term service.
Pam has no plans to retire anytime soon.
“You made the May Ave. store a real success. Thank you, Pam,” James McKillen said.