Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 75th Birthday And 14 Facts

by Sherry Riter in Cooking  ,Dessert,Fun Facts

Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts

Yes. I have a Krispy Kreme obsession and you already know what happens if you give me a doughnut.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 75th Birthday

I haven’t ever told you how Krispy Kreme started their business! In honor of today being their 75th Anniversary, I thought it would be fitting to not only excite your tastebuds, but also give you a little interesting information.

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14 Facts About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

  1. Vernon Rudolph and his uncle purchased Joseph LeBeouf’s donut shop on Broad Street in Paducah, Kentucky.
  2. They also purchased a secret recipe for yeast-raised doughnuts from a Buffalo, New York businessman.
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  4. In Paducah, Vernon Rudolph sold the yeast doughnuts and delivered them by bicycle.
  5. Customers started to increase, so they moved the business to Nashville, Tennessee.
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  7. Vernon Rudolph sold his part of the Nashville store.
  8. In 1937, Vernon Rudolph opened a doughnut shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he started by selling to grocery stores. Eventually, he sold doughnuts directly to individual customers.
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  10. The very first Krispy Kreme doughnut store was on South Main Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  11. The logo for Krispy Kreme was designed by a local architect named Benny Dinkins.
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  13. All Krispy Kreme doughnut ingredients are Kosher.
  14. Krispy Kreme’s mix plant (the place where all the doughnut mix is produced) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is certified Kosher.
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  16. The only animal by-products used in Krispy Kreme doughnuts are eggs (whites and yolks) and dairy products (including milk, butter, yogurt, whey, nonfat milk and nonfat whey).
  17. Krispy Kreme uses vegetable shortening (palm, soybean, and/or cottonseed and canola oil) to produce doughnuts with zero grams of trans fat per one serving.
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  19. There are Krispy Kreme stores all over the world in places such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, China and Ethiopia to name a few.
  20. In the signature glazed doughnut, there are 22g carbs, 12g total fat and 200 calories.

After eating a hot, fresh, soft, delicious Krispy Kreme doughnut, you always lick the sugar off your fingers. It would be too big of a waste not to do so.

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Unfortunately, I have very little self-control with one thing…hot, fresh, soft, delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts. That is why I ate far too many.

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But wait! How many times do you turn 75 years old?! Hey, it is a birthday, so no guilt is necessary! Yay!!! Happy Birthday Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!!!!

Go ahead and say it. I’m a very bad girl…

I know…and I love it! LOL


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Skip_D July 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

Happy Birthday Krispy Kreme… & lots of hugs & donuts to you!!!

Ethiopia?!? Who’d’a thunk it?


2 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 2:01 am

I know Skip! That’s what I thought. Ethiopia? Really?


3 Livivua Chandler July 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

i love krispy kreme!


4 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 2:02 am

I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Livivua!


5 daniela tapia July 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

I agree . bad girl. Lol but i coudnt Help it if i see those donuts with a cup Of milk. Love’em.


6 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 2:02 am

So we are BOTH bad girls, Daniela! LOL


7 Stéfan July 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Yes, indeed, they are very good.


8 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 2:02 am



9 Joan July 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

It’s a good thing that Krispy Kreme doughnuts only has a birthday once a year! 🙂


10 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 2:03 am

Isn’t that the truth, Joan!


11 Susanne July 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Fact #15. I worked for the Investment firm in Boston that brought Krispy Kreme public. On the day of their IPO, they were gracious enough to Fed Ex dozens of assortments of still warm Krispy Kremes to the office. It was a good day! Where has the time gone? Ooops..just thinking out loud…lol.

Happy Birthday Krispy Kreme and have a great weekend Sherry!


12 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 2:04 am

How fun Susanne! Thank you for sharing and I hope your weekend is FABULOUS!


13 Tony Patterson July 14, 2012 at 8:10 am

We in Nawth Carolina are especially proud of having KK nearby. Even here in Charlotte, their stock price is part of every morning’s business report on our NPR station.

Here, Redhead, have a doughnut!


14 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 2:09 am

Thanks for the doughnut, Tony. I know all about your accent because that is where my family has lived for many generations!


15 Jules July 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I can’t remember the last time I had a KK doughnut – or, actually, any kind of doughnut. Now, I want a doughnut — desperately.

It’s obvious, to me, that the reason my jeans no longer fit is the yummies on The Redhead Riter – not to mention, I can never visit on an empty stomach. Causes me to eat my way through the fridge – and pantry. lol


16 The Redhead Riter July 17, 2012 at 1:03 am

LOL Jules!

So I’m the one to blame for everyone indulging in my desserts? Well, if at least one person would move here and exercise with me, I might cut back. That’s not true. I would keep on posting them, but me and the one person would lose weight. LOL

BTW How are your teeth so strong that you can eat through the refrigerator? 😉


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