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Krispy Kreme to partner with
student who drove 270 miles every
week to resell donuts in Minnesota

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Posted By: MissMolly, 11/5/2019 5:20:04 AM

Jayson Gonzalez, a 21-year-old Minnesota college student, is partnering with doughnut chain Krispy Kreme after he was initially told to stop reselling donuts in Minnesota where there has been no Krispy Kreme store for over 10 years. "We are going to help him achieve his goals, which include being debt-free when he graduates in 2021, in part, by selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts," the company said in a statement Monday, according to NBC News. Gonzalez was told to stop his budding business in which he would drive 270 miles from Champlin, Minnesota, to Clive, Iowa, where he would load up on upwards of 100 boxes containing a dozen doughnuts apiece.

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No one, not even Minnesotans, should be denied the wonderfulness of Krispy Kremes.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: padiva 11/5/2019 5:58:50 AM (No. 227440)
Ceasing opportunity! Yeah! (Now, give away half of your donuts to Bernie people who don't want to work.)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chance_232 11/5/2019 6:03:22 AM (No. 227443)
Personally, I wouldnt drive 10 feet for a Krispy Kreme. My teeth hurt just thinking about them. Regardless... thats one motivated college student.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Daisymay 11/5/2019 7:07:48 AM (No. 227488)
Being a "Northerner" my first experience with Krispy Kreme was in my mid fifties when we were transferred to Johnson City, TN. There was a Krispy Kreme shop on the "Strip". One day I decided to stop and see what all the fuss was about. WOW! I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. I love Sweets, but these were over the top with deliciousness! The Creme filled were my favorite! Hubby and I treated ourselves only once a week. Suddenly, one day the Shop was closed! I couldn't believe it! After that the only Krispy Kremes I could find were at truck Stops when traveling in the South. One day, when we were visiting family in St. Louis, Mo, there it was! Krispy Kreme with the HOT sign on! I'm sure you know the rest of the story!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 11/5/2019 7:14:12 AM (No. 227493)
Interesting 24 hr news cycle. Krispy Kreme obviously took a PR pounding over their heavy-handedness and corporate tosh about 'liability.'
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bazi 11/5/2019 7:42:10 AM (No. 227526)
I was living in Minnesota when Krispy Kreme arrived. Suddenly, Krispy Kreme was everywhere and they were a hot commodity. Just as suddenly, they disappeared from Minnesota. No great loss, as I am not a fan of their donuts...but kudos to the industrious Jayson Gonzalez. Our local Rite Aid now has Krispie Kreme OTC products like snack pies and snack donuts.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird 11/5/2019 7:42:37 AM (No. 227528)
Count me as one of those who don’t like Krispy Kreme donuts. Their sweetness is cloying and they seem to be mostly air. That said, I don’t know how Krispy Kreme can keep someone from buying their product and reselling it where they have no sales outlet.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter 11/5/2019 8:04:49 AM (No. 227567)
This family loves, loves, loves Krispy Kreme, but we understand the delectable doughnuts should be an occasional treat rather than a frequent one. Like the previous poster, we watch for the lighted sign to indicate the goodies are fresh from the fire. When the youngest granddaughters were toddlers, they loved the Krispy Kremes with those little multicolored sprinkles. I did a lot of vacking because those sprinkles seldom made it all the way to the mouth.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Clinger 11/5/2019 8:39:13 AM (No. 227613)
Time for government to step in to regulate and tax such an enterprise.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lucky5 11/5/2019 10:18:53 AM (No. 227737)
I thought Krispy Kremes were delicious the first few years I tried them. Which was not often, none of the stores were close to us, but people would bring them into work. Then I went to a reduced sugar intake lifestyle and tried one after a few years of that. Omg- I felt like I bit into a melting sugar bomb. They were way too sweet for me. My son still loves them though.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: kono 11/5/2019 11:38:13 AM (No. 227807)
Congratulations to Jayson Gonzalez for his demonstration of how entrepreneurial dynamics shape commerce, and showing that creativity and grit can glean some profit from a seemingly-non-viable area. I loved Krispy Kreme as a teenager in Virginia, missed it terribly after moving to Silicon Valley in '86, and rejoiced when they finally expanded into this area fourteen years later. I haven't indulged in any of those pricey and overly-sweet treats for a few years; but seeing this article gives me the impetus and excuse to grab a few today for nostalgia's sake. Maybe if I guzzle a couple of glucose-control Boosts afterwards, my body might not punish me severely for it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 11/5/2019 11:44:27 AM (No. 227812)
This is impressive for the company to do this. Most companies would just crush the entrepreneur under their heel and move on, uncaring. That they will work with him to sell their products, while maintaining their product quality standards is actually amazing and impressive. Makes me want to shop at Krispy Kreme -- although my waistline doesn't need it.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 11/5/2019 1:01:22 PM (No. 227888)
We were quite surprised to see a Krispy Kreme doughnut kiosk at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth last month, got a couple of them. It was amazing to run into a touch of USA so far from home. We like Krispy Kremes....but don't need to eat too many, very easy to do.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: happywarrior 11/5/2019 3:12:57 PM (No. 228001)
I love their coffee too. I found the Bold 1937 k-cups on Amazon. Yum.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: judy 11/5/2019 7:48:53 PM (No. 228165)
Place the donut in the microwave for 6 seconds...yummy!!
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