Krispy Kreme has shut down the side hustle of an enterprising college student who was smuggling the delicious donuts across state lines.
Minnesota doesn’t have any Krispy Kreme locations. So every weekend the 21-year-old Jayson Gonzalez would drive 270 miles to a Krispy Kreme store in Iowa and load up his car. He then would re-sell the donuts to Twin Cities residents for about $20 a box and sometimes as much as $100. But Krispy Kreme wasn’t having it. After Gonzalez’ operation was featured in the local newspaper. Our North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme reached out and told him he had to shut down his donut ring due to liability issues. Gonzalez told his customers on Facebook that he “figured it would come eventually”.
What local foods do you miss from your hometown? Are Krispy Kremes worth a 270-mile drive? I know a lot of folks who would say heck yes!