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(LA Times)   Seemingly in response to Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme plans to grow from 740 to 1,300 stores by 2017. Average U.S. waist size to grow proportionally from 38 to 42   (latimes.com) divider line 98
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2013-01-19 12:12:32 PM

Shakespeare's Sister: Don't forget, he also won the camper. I love, love that show. Si is the man! He is nuts, but I like him. When he plays the elf at the kids' Christmas party--priceless


Especially since his "elf ears" were Night Elf ears from World of Warcraft. I had to laugh.
 
2013-01-19 12:15:30 PM
Still remember the LOLz when they debuted in LA and people went apeshiat going there at all times of the day and pigging out and then they were immediately kicked in the nuts by the Atkins diet picking up a year later.
 
2013-01-19 12:23:15 PM
Last I remember of KK, they don't have cake style donuts, only yeast style. Cake style donuts are where it's at.

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2013-01-19 12:24:31 PM

traxan: Shakespeare's Sister: Don't forget, he also won the camper. I love, love that show. Si is the man! He is nuts, but I like him. When he plays the elf at the kids' Christmas party--priceless

Especially since his "elf ears" were Night Elf ears from World of Warcraft. I had to laugh.


I know. The tape gun and the coffee cups in the garbage bag. That show is funny. I really liked the Christmas decorations. That show, along with Moonshiners, are two of my secret loves.
 
2013-01-19 12:29:56 PM
Yes, they tried this in New England and lost against dunkin donuts and the fad at the time - low carb diets.
 
2013-01-19 12:31:36 PM
I've noticed Krispy Kreme is always copying Dunkin'. Dunkin' puts out a red velvet donut, Krispy does theirs a month later.
 
2013-01-19 12:33:37 PM
Aw man... It's nostalgia time... "Remember size 38? That was so awesome..."
 
2013-01-19 12:39:38 PM

Huntceet: KK has no chance here in Chicagoland. Every one we had here that I know of closed. Too sweet and not much variety.


Need to add city of Milwaukee and every where in between Chicago and Milwaukee to your statement. Every one of the KK's I knew of closed.

I love them, but their donuts dont love me. Eating those makes my stomach upset.
 
2013-01-19 12:51:27 PM
The 1st KK is less than 1 mile from my house (and the corp headquarters are right across the street) - if you bring a kid w/you they get a free glazed donut straight off the line. All that said, I prefer a quality bagel....
 
2013-01-19 12:57:56 PM
They had some in Houston around 2000, but the franchisee got into some kind of pissing contest with the company and they all closed overnight.  I'd agree that they were kind of a one-note operation, but it was one helluva note...
 
2013-01-19 01:06:43 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]/hot

Although, I don't really care for them. Evey one I've tried was damp and overly sweet. Of course I like old-fashioned and cinnamon-sugar, so I am perhaps not the target market.

And I don't want a liquid donut.


MMMMmmmmm.... Liquid Doughnut.
 
2013-01-19 01:07:02 PM
I think I probably ate three donuts last year total.

No bueno, might as well just eat a quarter cup of crisco with sugar on it.
I'm amazed New York hasn't made them illegal yet.

Blech..
 
2013-01-19 01:12:50 PM

ObeliskToucher: They had some in Houston around 2000, but the franchisee got into some kind of pissing contest with the company and they all closed overnight.  I'd agree that they were kind of a one-note operation, but it was one helluva note...


Or Shipley Donuts stomped them into the ground, even DD can barely keep a presence in Houston. I would take a 3 day old Shipley over both KK and DD any day of the week.
 
2013-01-19 01:16:50 PM

gridlocksammy: Dunkin Donuts has the edge when it comes to their  coffee, but for a real religious experience nothing and I mean nothing compares to a fresh out of the oven Krispy Kreme doughnut. Those things will give your mouth an orgasm.


They fry 'em.
 
2013-01-19 01:17:22 PM

gridlocksammy: Dunkin Donuts has the edge when it comes to their  coffee, but for a real religious experience nothing and I mean nothing compares to a fresh out of the oven Krispy Kreme doughnut. Those things will give your mouth an orgasm.


Living in an area with both: KK is alright, but they're more like doughnut-shaped pastries than traditional doughnuts to me.

DD is making a big push here in the South, at least now I don't have to drive 45 minutes out of my way to stop for Dunkin' Donuts.
 
2013-01-19 01:29:02 PM

jchic: gridlocksammy: Dunkin Donuts has the edge when it comes to their  coffee, but for a real religious experience nothing and I mean nothing compares to a fresh out of the oven Krispy Kreme doughnut. Those things will give your mouth an orgasm.

So much this.  My best KK story.  Was in Vegas for the first time.  There was a KK in the Excalibur, went there one morning after a Night in Vegas got two doughnuts.  They were taken directly from the production line, put in a box and handed to me.  Was one of the most fantastic things I've eaten.


Really? I've only had KK once, and ironically it was also in Vegas. I had one of the chocolate cake donuts with sprinkles, and it was kind of blah. Too much sugar, kind of a cardboard taste, and the sprinkles were rubbery. What's the big deal?
 
2013-01-19 01:37:53 PM

Cuchulane: Last I remember of KK, they don't have cake style donuts, only yeast style. Cake style donuts are where it's at.

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The only KK I've ever been to most certainly had cake style donuts.

Maybe you're thinking of terrible boxes of cold sugar and lard balls that they used to sell in boxes at target, with the KK label on it. Holy god, those are the most awful globs of shiat I think I've ever had the misfortune to put in my mouth.
 
2013-01-19 01:46:09 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Didn't they try this already and fail? I seem to remember a big push here in the northeast from Krispy Kreme that withered and died against the monolith that is Dunkin' Donuts.


They tried to push hard in Canada. Opened dozens of locations, and last I read, all but 4 of them closed. But they also faced stiff competition from Tim Hortons. We love our Timmys.
 
2013-01-19 02:13:24 PM
There is nothing like harvesting donuts.
 
2013-01-19 02:17:21 PM

Mr. Breeze: Is this a repeat of 10 years ago?


Sounds like it. I lived in Beaverton, OR when they opened on near my apt.; traffic was clogged up for a few days as everybody in the west-side 'burbs HAD to check it out.

/ wasn't impressed ( too sweet for my taste)
// recommend Sesame Donuts, small mom-n'-pop joint that outclasses Krispy Kreme, IMHO
 
2013-01-19 02:21:20 PM

gridlocksammy: Dunkin Donuts has the edge when it comes to their  coffee, but for a real religious experience nothing and I mean nothing compares to a fresh out of the oven Krispy Kreme doughnut. Those things will give your mouth an orgasm.


Yes, KK coffee is horrible, horrible coffee. And I haven't heard anything about them reinventing that. They could add bagels and better coffee, but then again, they would just be a clone of DD.
 
2013-01-19 02:25:19 PM

Cuchulane: Last I remember of KK, they don't have cake style donuts, only yeast style. Cake style donuts are where it's at.

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The chocolate donut is king for me, though I rarely get donuts at all. I hate being offered donuts when someone buys a half or full dozen; I feel like a heel turning them down, but I hardly ever crave them and really should not eat them. And then inevitably I get peer-pressured into it.

/already fat
//don't need help making it worse
 
2013-01-19 02:36:53 PM
I thought they were out of business.
Shoulda knowed better, you can't keep a good fat down.
 
2013-01-19 02:37:03 PM

theorellior: Also, [pedantic] if the waist size of Americans really did grow proportionally to the number of KrispyKremes, it would be size 68 [/pedantic].


Actually, [anal] if it was proportional, it would be 66 3/4.[/anal]
 
2013-01-19 02:47:31 PM
I remember Dunkin Donuts. I don't think there's a single one left on the west coast.
 
2013-01-19 03:07:40 PM

Marcintosh: Shoulda knowed better, you can't keep a good fat down.


You sound bulimic.
 
2013-01-19 03:15:27 PM

itsfullofstars: notmtwain: What other US-based brands are more successful overseas than in the US?

Kentucky Fried Chicken. Very successful in the mid-east and Japan.


That is for sure. In China, they have four KFCs for every one person there.
 
2013-01-19 03:18:55 PM

Huntceet: KK has no chance here in Chicagoland. Every one we had here that I know of closed. Too sweet and not much variety.


Not entirely true. There are still a couple here. One is a couple blocks from my bfs moms house. I'm not a big donut fan so I don't really go there... But it's there nonetheless.
 
2013-01-19 03:24:54 PM

andychrist420: Actually, [anal] if it was proportional, it would be 66 3/4.[/anal]


Well, yes, but I was going with the concept that men's pant sizes tend to go with even integers. Plus, you've gotta account for a little extra room for those who don't want a snug fit for their girthy frame.
 
2013-01-19 03:28:53 PM

Cuchulane: Last I remember of KK, they don't have cake style donuts, only yeast style. Cake style donuts are where it's at.


They have em. They're just not very good.
 
2013-01-19 03:36:41 PM

notmtwain: [s1.sufrati.com image 500x339]

Most of its existing stores are owned by franchisees abroad. There are 506 international Krispy Kremes, including the first store in India, which opened this week.  Saudi Arabia, with 95, has the most.

What other US-based brands are more successful overseas than in the US?


I'm just curious why they could only get on arab guy in the picture and had to photoshop and inverse picture of him? Maybe he's Iranian?
 
2013-01-19 04:18:35 PM

theorellior: andychrist420: Actually, [anal] if it was proportional, it would be 66 3/4.[/anal]

Well, yes, but I was going with the concept that men's pant sizes tend to go with even integers. Plus, you've gotta account for a little extra room for those who don't want a snug fit for their girthy frame.


If we ever get to that point, I'm investing in MooMoos.
 
2013-01-19 05:50:06 PM
1) Over-invest in real estate while you simultaenously
2) Over-saturate markets in every possible area and then you
3) Profit?
 
2013-01-19 05:52:48 PM
Dunkin Donuts opened up shop here in Des Moines about 2-3 months ago, only been there once. Bagels aren't bad but the donuts are nothing short of terrible. I've been to other locations too and the donuts were just as bad. I don't drink coffee so I can't comment on that. We do have a Krispy Kreme here and the donuts there are a thousand times better than anything I've ever had out of a Dunkin Donuts.
 
2013-01-19 05:53:31 PM
Shakey's Pizza
Kenny Rogers's roasters.

Both wildly popular in Manila.
 
2013-01-19 07:09:11 PM

Neondistraction: Teufelaffe: GypsyJoker: Dunkin' Donuts >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Krispy Kreme

This

KK sucks. If the only time your donuts are tasty is the first 30 seconds after being removed the production line, you're making shiatty donuts.

It's been my experience that they're still pretty damned good for at least 8 hours after they come out of the oven. Dunkin does have the advantage in longevity though.


Dunkin Donuts are the only donuts I've ever had that are consistently stale when you buy them fresh. And they don't last more than a day or 2 before becoming rock-hard.

KK all the way.
 
2013-01-19 07:28:04 PM
KK's problem with their last expansion was they were selling two day old donuts in grocery stores. Fark that.

You eat KK's while their still hot and the grease on them is still hot!!1!

Now if they could do a walk-up mall stand or a stand in grocery stores with small production friars running all the time.

/small production friar...heh heh
 
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2013-01-19 07:58:44 PM
KK where I use to live lasted a few months before going out of business. Doubt it was simply the location because now there's two Dunkin Donuts within 3 blocks of where KK was.
 
2013-01-19 08:22:59 PM
If this website is to be believed, the average waist size for men is 37-38 waist, and the average size for women is a plump 14. **HORK** I guess at 34" i am rail thin by comparison.
 
2013-01-19 09:15:23 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Didn't they try this already and fail? I seem to remember a big push here in the northeast from Krispy Kreme that withered and died against the monolith that is Dunkin' Donuts.


This, and they killed Montana Mills in the process, the bastards!
 
2013-01-19 09:42:41 PM

notmtwain: [s1.sufrati.com image 500x339]

Most of its existing stores are owned by franchisees abroad. There are 506 international Krispy Kremes, including the first store in India, which opened this week.  Saudi Arabia, with 95, has the most.

What other US-based brands are more successful overseas than in the US?


The armed forces?
 
2013-01-19 10:44:43 PM
They already tried and nobody wanted their shiatty diabetes cakes then.
 
2013-01-20 12:28:54 AM
Lamar's is where it's at.
 
2013-01-20 12:41:04 AM
In Saint Louis, they expanded wildly about a baker's dozen years ago, and now have cut drastically back, to less than half of the number of stores. There are none near me. When eaten warm, they are the nectar of the gods, melting sweetly in your mouth. I can't wait for them to come back.

/Talking about the plain glazed hot ones. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm!
 
2013-01-20 11:24:23 AM

Girion47: The average is 38? holy shiat. I'm at 34 and feel like a fatass, have you people no shame? I know why I don't lose weight, because I eat and drink whatever the fark I want, I restrict that shiat and it goes away.


i'm 39 and consider myself skinny
 
2013-01-20 08:00:38 PM

King Something: America sounds fat.


Not as fat as I thought if the average waist size is only 38.
 
2013-01-20 10:04:13 PM
Whoa. Let's work on bringing back the cake doughnut first.
 
2013-01-21 11:07:29 AM

Roxy Monoxide: Whoa. Let's work on bringing back the cake doughnut first.


Cake AND doughnut???

Where has this been all my life? Two of the greatest things in the world melded together in one handful of joy????
 
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