Three giant doughnuts in the shape of the numbers 1, 0, and 0 made up Merle Rogers’ cake. He got a little help from his daughter Laura to blow out the candles.READ MORE: Long Lines Form Outside San Mateo Event Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site
“I wish to continue right on,” Rogers told KCBS.
After 30 years of eating at World’s Fare Donuts in Hayward every single day, Rogers’ family says there’s no reason to believe he won’t continue right on.READ MORE: Late Rally Fizzles, Warriors Fall to Spurs 112-107
“He never missed a day. I never saw him take a vacation. He’s always at the doughnut shop,” Kelly, owner at World’s Fare Donuts said. She threw the birthday bash for Rogers.
She may have a lot more parties to throw over the next few years. Rogers says his doughnut-a-day habit is his secret to longevity.
There’s also ‘Regular Rita,’ who at age 93, also eats a doughnut every day. Kelly said she’ll throw Rita a 100th birthday bash too.MORE NEWS: King Tide Flooding on SF Waterfront Foreshadows Future Climate Change Norm
“If I make it. In seven years, let’s see,” Rita said.