Talk about a cult following, Krispy Kreme has pretty much written that formula! If you've ever had one of their plain glazed donuts straight from the oven, then you know what I'm talking about. Their donuts literally melt in your mouth like butter! No joke.
The founder of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Vernon Rudolph, worked for his uncle, Ishmael Armstrong, who purchased a secret recipe for yeast-raised doughnuts and a shop on Broad Street in Paducah, Kentucky, from Joseph LeBeouf of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Rudolph began selling the yeast doughnuts in Paducah and delivered them on his bicycle.
The operation was moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and other family members joined to meet the customer demand. Rudolph sold his interest in the Nashville store and in 1937 opened a doughnut shop in Winston-Salem, and began selling to groceries and then directly to individual customers. The first Krispy Kreme store was located in a rented building on South Main Street in Winston-Salem in what is now called historic Old Salem.
By the 1960s, Krispy Kreme was known throughout the southeastern United States, and it began to expand into other areas. When you go to a krispy kreme location, you can actually see all their donuts in action on the assembly line being cooked and glazed. It doesn't get any fresher than that!
Here's a great Krispy Kreme holiday commercial with their own version of 12 Days of Christmas called Dozen Days of Doughnuts.
A group of franchisees purchased the corporation back from Beatrice Foods in 1982. On June 3, 2005, National Doughnut Day in the US, participating franchises gave away free doughnuts.
Krispy Kreme job benefits
* Medical Insurance
* Dental Insurance
* Life Insurance
* Disability Insurance
* 401(k) Savings Plan
* Krispy Kreme Profit Sharing Stock Ownership Plan
* Paid Vacation
* Scholarship Program
* Advancement Potential
* Discounted products
This is a great company to work for and they'll teach you vital job skills that you'll be able to use for the rest of your life.