Small Business Profile: Experience A Great Meal At Morning Glory

From left, Morning Glory Baking Company General Manager Charles James, employee Brianna Tarantello and owner Kevin Albright. Photo by Chris Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The highest goal for owners Kevin and Melinda Albright is that everyone who comes to Morning Glory has a great meal, whether breakfast or lunch.

“All of our staff work hard to achieve your satisfaction, from taking your order to cooking and presenting your meal at your table,” Kevin said.

The Albrights moved to Los Alamos in January 1984 from West Branch, Iowa. Kevin accepted a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Group LS-4 to work on the National Laboratory Gene Library Project. It was part of a joint DOE team that made the first Human Gene Library, facilitating the start of Human Genome Project, he said.

“We bought the Daylight Donut/LA Sub business from Larry and Veta Floyd in April 2001,” he said. “After several years we felt the need to focus on becoming a great place for breakfast and lunch. We always enjoyed going to Michael’s Kitchen in Taos, so we consulted with them on their business concept.”

The Albright’s changed the name of their business to Daylight Delights, added custom baking as well as a couple of small grills for breakfast and lunch items.

“Soon we ran out of room, however, and with the closing of Sunrise Bakery in 2005, we began our breakfast/lunch/bakery operation at 1377 Diamond Dr., next to Anderson’s Pharmacy,” Kevin said. “We chose the name Morning Glory for this new location.”

Morning Glory has grown to include 13 employees both part and full time. At more than 12 years, Julie Watts has worked for the Albrights the longest.

Something special the Albrights would like the community to know about their business: “We are told we have the best donuts in town (Daylight Donut brand),” Kevin said. “We utilize a trans-fat free process in making our donuts with the exception of our chocolate icing, and our raised donuts are cholesterol free. If you haven’t tried us, we welcome you to stop by and check us out.”

Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday.

For more information, call 505.662.4000.