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post #1 of 27
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As is my habit, I switched on the morning news, to hear that (gasp) BOTH of Tucson's Krispy Kreme stores have closed!

The company is giving no explanation and employees were given no notice. The district manager merely said that there were concerns about the Tucson stores' performance.

NOW where am I going to get donut fixes? That OTHER chain's donuts are so greasy, I don't even have to chew them - they slide right down (and through )
post #2 of 27
Actually Krispy Kreme closed up shop in my area as well (I'm not sure if it's province wide). I think they only lasted a year. Most people prefer our local chain (Tim Hortons) and found Krispy Kreme too sweet and overpriced.
post #3 of 27
I think the one in our area is closing as well

I was SO sad,... I love going in there!
post #4 of 27
I think it's an Ontario wide thing, I know that the one in London closed down as well. Couldn't compete with Timmy's.
post #5 of 27
As long as our area has the Donut Bank (locally owned chain) I'm fine. Apple fritters - yum. (French crullers for Mom.)
post #6 of 27
I lvoe our krispy kreme but haven't been in a while. Mmm maybe I will get some for us to eat tomorrw!!
post #7 of 27
NC is the home of krispy kreme. They still are around here but the company went bankrupt and will shut down everywhere eventually.
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
As long as our area has the Donut Bank (locally owned chain) I'm fine. Apple fritters - yum. (French crullers for Mom.)
oh gosh, apple fritters I haven't had one of those in forever! my grandma used to take me to Hillside Orchards to get them. Not a real big fan of Krispy Creme myself, there's a great locally owned place in the next town over, can't remember the name, but I know where it is!
post #9 of 27
Yup at first they blamed it on low carb diets but I guess that was not the only problem.

" For fiscal 2005, which ended Jan. 30, 2005, Krispy Kreme said Friday it was reporting a net loss of $198 million on revenue of $708 million."
post #10 of 27
Our first Krispy Kreme opened less than two years ago, so it is still pretty popular. My MIL looked into opening a franchise (before this one opened) and its pretty steep. You must have $100,000 of your own money (not a bank loan, personal loan, anything but money you have saved.) Then, the corporation gives you a $1 million loan that you have 3 years to pay off. That loan includes construction of the store, training, and start-up. Perhaps, both stores were owned by one person and they were unbale to pay back the loans in time...
post #11 of 27
Krispy Kremes are okay, but I prefer Dunkin Donuts. They taste fresher to me.
post #12 of 27
They recently closed their shop in my area too.
post #13 of 27
They closed two Boston area stores (Medford and Peabody) recently. Now that they sell in most of the local Shaws supermarkets and several gas stations a lot of people won't make the effort to go to the actual stores. I know the Dedham MA and Cranston RI (near the airport) stores are still open for now.
post #14 of 27
I bought some today for the first time in months, from a stall in a supermarket in Clapham South (london). I prefer them to other donuts even though they are incredibly bad for you. What was the london store that closed?
post #15 of 27
Oh no! I'm addicted to the cream-filled ones. Our daughter bought me a dozen one Friday night and I had eaten 10 of them by Saturday afternoon. Now I'm very sad.
post #16 of 27
I am so sorry they closed in your area... if you would like I can buy some down here, and ship them up!
post #17 of 27
The closed the local one up earlier this yr-I don't even knoe if it was open a yr too!! I have to drive to Green Bay to get my fix-but a local gas station does sell in case of a krispie kreme melt-down!!
post #18 of 27
I heard a while back that Krispy Kreme wasn't doing quite as well. They've slowly been closing more and more locations. No big loss for me. I always thought they were way to greasy. They had a comparison a while back and Krispy Kreme contained the most fat of all the major chains. I still am so sorry for your loss though. Please except my condolences.
post #19 of 27
Oh no! Now where am I going to get my double chocolate iced coffee latte?
They can't close the one in Davenport! I'd die!
post #20 of 27
I cant believe how you guys can digest all these things

I dont know one doughnut store here in germany!
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by cata_mint View Post
I bought some today for the first time in months, from a stall in a supermarket in Clapham South (london). I prefer them to other donuts even though they are incredibly bad for you. What was the london store that closed?
Off topic, but do you live in Clapham South? I am in Canada now, but lived in Clapham Park

There are still a few around here IN gas stations, but no actual stores
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by fwan View Post
I cant believe how you guys can digest all these things
I dont know one doughnut store here in germany!
After living in the UK and only getting the cheaper less greasy store type ones, I can't eat them either... even a tim bit (the hole from the middle of a donut) is too much for me
post #23 of 27
A couple of places in our area used to bring them in from Toronto, but they never really went over big. Most prefer Tim Horton's around here and found Krispy Kremes too sweet!
post #24 of 27
I'm very sorry for your loss Cindy

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Originally Posted by Bob'sMom View Post
They closed two Boston area stores (Medford and Peabody) recently. Now that they sell in most of the local Shaws supermarkets and several gas stations a lot of people won't make the effort to go to the actual stores. I know the Dedham MA and Cranston RI (near the airport) stores are still open for now.
I am not that far from the Cranston store, but have never had a Krispy Kreme. I see them in Shaws all the time, but say that if I am going to try one, I will get one at the shop so it will be fresh. I never have though!
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
I'm very sorry for you loss Cindy

Good one Karen.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by xocats View Post

Good one Karen.
I felt the same way when Ben & Jerry's discontinued Rainforest Crunch ice cream
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
That OTHER chain's donuts are so greasy, I don't even have to chew them - they slide right down (and through )


Sorry....I couldn't help but laugh


I am sorry for your loss Is there any way you could get their recipe and make your own
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