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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1999 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A famous deep-fried Southern sin has come west. Krispy Kreme doughnuts--a Deep South staple for 61 years--opened its first California shop in La Habra on Tuesday, and a line was waiting out the door at 5:30 a.m. Some might say Krispy Kreme is a strange culinary interloper in a land fabled for granola, sprouts and holistic health. But truth be told, the chain is venturing into the nation's doughnut capital; Southern California's 1,600 doughnut stores give it more per capita than any other region.
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NEWS
January 27, 1999 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A famous deep-fried Southern sin has come West. Krispy Kreme doughnuts--a Deep South staple for 61 years--opened its first California shop in La Habra on Tuesday and a line was waiting out the door at 5:30 a.m. Some might believe Krispy Kreme is a strange culinary interloper in a land fabled for granola, sprouts and holistic health.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1999 | Eleanor Yang
East Coast bakery chain Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Corp. opened the first of 42 planned Southern California stores in La Habra, plunging into a region with the nation's highest number of doughnut shops per capita. "There are 1,600 doughnut stores in Southern California. To us, that shows demand," said Roger Glickman, president of Great Circle Family Foods of Los Angeles, which is building and operating all Southland Krispy Kreme franchises.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1998 | YUNG KIM
At the Orange County Fair, culinary choices range from eggroll on a stick to barbecue brisket sandwiches. But for many, the funnel cake remains the king of fair food. Whether topped with powdered sugar, apples and cinnamon, strawberries and cream, or all of the above, the traditional fair pastry continues to be a hit. "Funnel cake is the thing here," said Tommie Fomby, deputy manager of the fair, who likes the pastry plain. "Right now it's so good."
BUSINESS
July 15, 1998
Winchell's, attempting to jazz up its image, introduced two new "flavored-dough" doughnuts--Very Berry Blueberry Burst and Cocoa Cabana Banana Nut--which contain ingredients similar to those used in its blueberry and banana nut muffins. It's one of several moves to bolster sales. The Santa Ana company is repainting aging stores and attempting to put outlets in airports and on college campuses.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Winchell's introduced two "flavored-dough" doughnuts on Tuesday in what the company's top executive said is an attempt to "create a little bit of excitement" in a fairly staid industry. The 50-year-old company, which is based in Santa Ana, is trying different tacks to reposition itself and jazz up its image. It's repainting aging stores and dabbling in dual-branding--selling doughnuts under the same roof with another brand name product.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1998 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Terry Stottler was a deliveryman with hopes of one day owning a business, alongside his 126 colleagues at Martino's Bakery, a 70-year-old Burbank institution known as much for its fragile, delectable tea cakes as for its strong community presence. But now Stottler and the rest of Martino's drivers, bakers and mixers are out of work. Martino's doors closed in March and the baking equipment, the ovens and knives, cutting boards and icers were sold.
NEWS
March 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Students across Japan were stricken with food poisoning from tainted layer cake served with school lunches, a national daily reported. A total of 1,142 junior high school students contracted food poisoning from cake tainted with salmonella bacteria served at schools March 12 and 13, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported. The cake was prepared by an Osaka confectionery manufacturer, which was ordered shut pending an investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998
The controversial Boyle Heights' El Mercado scored a major victory Thursday when the city Planning Commission agreed to a zoning change allowing the owners to construct a special area for vendors. The issue now goes to the City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee for review.
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