January 17, 2013 |
The day after Dunkin' Donuts sent Angelenos salivating with news of its imminent return to Southern California, rival chain Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said it's growing as well. Krispy's physical presence “is substantially smaller than that of many other brands in the U.S.,” said Chief Executive James H. Morgan at the ICR XChange Conference in Miami on Thursday. But the 75-year-old Winston-Salem, N.C., business is looking for a growth spurt, he said. With more than 740 stores in 21 countries, Krispy Kreme plans to have 1,300 locations by 2017.
September 19, 2012 |
Wednesday happens to be Talk Like a Pirate Day, and to celebrate Krispy Kreme is giving away a free original glazed doughnut to anyone who visits a store and talks like a pirate. Sounds like a good deal, but a true pirate is always on the lookout for bigger treasure. If you want to up your bounty, you'll have to don an entire pirate outfit. Put on your best pirate hat, eye patch, red velvet coat, frilly shirt and black boots to receive a free dozen original glazed doughnuts. We're in favor of doughnuts of any kind, especially free ones, so here's some pirate lingo to help you find your treasure: Shiver me timbers Blow me down Heave ho Scurvy dog Yo-ho-ho Arrrr!
June 1, 2012 |
Can Americans have their doughnuts and their Big Gulps too? It seems a timely question, what with Friday being National Donut Day -- and coming on the heels of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to limit the sale of super-size sugary drinks. The Times' editorial board weighed in Friday in its usual sober way. In a nutshell (OK, a fairly big nutshell, but put down your smartphone for a second and actually read something), here's its take on the problem : The move exemplifies the tension between individual liberty and societal responsibility that's particularly acute in the field of public health.
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December 19, 2009 |
Lawndale teachers protesting a dispute with the Centinela Valley Union High School District distributed doughnuts to students during their nutrition period Friday morning so the children would not eat free snacks provided by the district. Acknowledging that the sugar-filled treats are not nutritious, Centinela Valley Secondary Teachers Assn. President Erik Carlstone noted that Friday was the last day of school before winter break. "Students deserve a treat," he said. District officials denounced the teachers' tactics.
December 15, 2009
MOVIES Christmas horrors double-feature As an antidote to the treacle and forced bonhomie of the Christmas season, watch psycho Santa go on a yuletide killing spree in "Christmas Evil" (1980) and coeds get slashed in "Black Christmas" (1974). New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $7. (323) 938-4038, www.newbevcinema.com. EVENTS Marc Cooper, Norman M. Klein and Martin Plot The journalist, author and contributing editor to the Nation will discuss current issues and cultural crises with CalArts professors and critics Norman M. Klein and Martin Plot.
November 9, 2008 |
You want to know how financially insane big-time college sports has become? Chew on this number: 910,470. Based on the buyout he just got, that's how many dozen glazed doughnuts Phil Fulmer could buy if he pulled into his local Krispy Kreme. And he'd still have some change coming after he gave the cashier $6 million. Even Fulmer can't eat 10,925,640 doughnuts, at least not in one sitting. But the laws of digestion and common sense don't apply here. Tennessee is going to pay Fulmer $6 million for failing at his job. To paraphrase Waylon and Willie's old song, Mamas let your babies grow up to be coaches.