Mmmm. Doughnuts.

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As I’ve said before, it seems most of Krispy Kreme’s problems started when their shops stopped looking like this.

This one, for reference, is in Spartanburg SC. It actually isn’t open anymore, but they keep it in pristine condition right across the street from its replacement, with counter, stools, original signage, and all. I’m not 100% sure why; it’s almost museum-like, similar to the McDonald’s in Des Plaines. But a Kripsy Kreme museum would presumaby be in Winston-Salem, not Spartanburg.

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Mmmm. Doughnuts. — 3 Comments

  1. What we need to do is whip the Old Salem folks into allowing KK to reopen a museum-piece subsidized store in Old Salem. Maybe we can buy the whole chain ourselves for a few bucks in back taxes in the next few years if their market cap continues on its current trajectory, then donate the business to Old Salem in exchange for that concession?

  2. I like the way they spell doughnuts. It reminds me of happier days before the Internet when colons were colons and semicolons were semicolons and truncated spellings (donuts)had less social currency.

    I like your site, btw…I’ve been reading it off and on since about 1997.

  3. I remember the vintage Krispy Kreme in Winston-Salem on Stratford Rd. They bulldozed that to put the pretentious shopping center with Schiffman’s and Lucky 32s, and rebuild a modern KK a few doors down. Now we have a minor league baseball team called The Dash (the horror) and the stadium isn’t even going to be built in time. Why can’t this city do anything right?