Spending the morning with Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts. Well, someone had to do it...


Can you smell these Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts?  I am glad to share that they are opening more locations on the East Coast!!!




This morning I was invited to a Blogger Brunch at the new Havertown, Pennsylvania location on West Chester Pike.  We were treated to samples of a variety of their fresh bakery treats, and the new Key Lime variety. That was my favorite.



Right now they have a Key Lime Staycation sweepstakes going on until May 18, 2012. go to KeyLimeStaycation.com for all the details.  You can also follow the Krispy Kreme Cruiser® as it travels all over the USA. Visit Krispy Kreme Cruiser to see where they are headed next.

Did you know you can fund raise with Krispy Kreme Philly? Let them help you raise some dough for your  organization.  krispykremephilly.com

There are 3 ways to raise funds with Krispy Kreme® Doughnut Sales:

Fundraising Certificates-each certificate is redeemable for one dozen Original Glazed

Partnership Cards-with the purchase of the card you can received one dozen Original® glazed doughnuts Free when you purchase any dozen doughnuts.

Doughnut Sales-sell doughnuts at your event. Minimum of 25 dozen to get the fundraising price and you sell for a profit. Choice of Original® Glazed or Chocolate Iced Dozen, Glazed Filled Dozen.





At the Blogger Brunch we learned about the history of Krispy Kreme®. Who started Krispy Kreme?  Glad you asked, Vernon Rudolph did. He bought a secret yeast raised doughnut recipe from a French chef from New Orleans.  He set up his shop in a rented building and began selling them in 1937 to local grocery stores.  People began stopping by his building and asked to buy the hot doughnuts, and he began selling the doughnuts directly to customers from his building.

In 1973 he passed away and the companies growth slowed and was reorganized for sale to Beatrice Foods company in 1976. In 1982 a small group of associates, their early franchisees, bought Krispy Kreme® back and began to expand.  They now have 646 locations world wide and in 21 different countries. That's comfort food away from home!
 
 




Krispy Kreme® Philly is planning to open about 21 stores in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties in the next few years.  Aren't you happy about that? I am!  Here is something else to be happy about, Krispy Kreme® Philly doughnuts are nut free, trans fat free, and they are Kosher certified. They even have a nutritional book available in stores if you want to have a read.

My thoughts on the blogger brunch:

It was nice to meet up with bloggers I knew, and some I knew from blogging groups but had not met before.

The store is new, clean and has a steady stream of customers.

The event coordinators were extremely friendly, hospitable, and knowledgeable.

The associates of the store were friendly, polite, and hard working. They let us take photos and brought us samples of tasty products from Krispy Kreme®.

 (this is only my second Vine post, but it was fun to watch them making doughnuts)










Upon our departure we were given a fresh hot dozen Original® Glazed Doughnuts to take home to our families.  Good thing we can roll up the car windows or cars would have followed us all home.




We were also given some great "swag" A shirt and coffee mug to remember our fun tasty day.




I know, now we all want to buy Krispy Kreme ® Doughnuts. Look for a location near you!

Here is where to find them:

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KrispyKremePhilly
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KrispyKremePHL
instagram: http://www.instagram.com/KrispyKremePhilly
web site: http://www.krispykremephilly.com


Disclosure: I was invited to Krispy Kreme Blogger Brunch to learn more and sample Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The comments and views are my own.