There is nothing like a hot and fresh Krispy Kreme glazed donut. And while you've probably had one before (likely many more than one), you probably don't know how your favorite donut came to be, do you?
It all started in 1933 when a man named Vernon Rudolph worked for his uncle Ishmael Armstrong in Paducah, Kentucky. At this small general store, they sold donuts that are believed to have been inspired by a cook named Joseph LeBeouf from an Ohio River barge. When the Great Depression took hold, Vernon and his uncle moved to Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of getting better business. It was here that they focused only on selling their donuts and officially opened Krispy Kreme.
As they became successful, Vernon moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1937 to open his own Krispy Kreme location. Luck was on their side and as Krispy Kreme grew, by the 1960s everyone in the southeast was in love with it.
Today, Krispy Kreme is no less famous and is craved by many. The "Hot and Fresh Now" signs beckon passersby to stop in and get a glazed donut fresh off the line. It's fun to watch the donuts being made. Of course, it's even more fun to eat them.
Do you feel like having donuts? Then get to a Krispy Kreme near you today.