Economic Recession: Let them Eat Doughnuts


Talk about circling vultures, Krispy Kreme offered free doughnuts to mark the occasion when the Salvation Army served coffee and doughnuts to thousands of homesick soldiers during the Great Depression. More from the MSN Money Blog:
Around here we think of every day as doughnut day, but those with more self-restraint know the real thing comes the first Friday in June – today, in fact…

…Doughnut purveyor Krispy Kreme is offering a free calorie bomb. No doubt you can find your nearest store in your sleep, but here's a way to find one if for some reason you've awakened in a strange part of town. Wait for the “hot light” if you want one of their notorious melt-in-your-mouth glazed, but you can choose one (1) of any of their varieties at participating stores. Here’s a peek at their lineup.

No Krispy Kremes in your neck of the woods? Dunkin Donuts hasn’t ponied up any freebies that we know, but that’s no reason not to drop a couple of bucks on a cruller and a cuppa joe and think about Doughboys, doughnuts and the women who served ‘em up hot.
This nauseates me as much as car makers offering cheap gas for a year if you run out right now and buy a brand new car—exploiting a bad situation, classless.
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Steve - June 10, 2008 7:17 AM

There used to be a KK where I lived. 5 years ago people would line up for them. It's been closed for a while now. I also hope you never bought stock shares (50 to 5 bucks in 5 years - ouch).

Gerry Pugliese - June 10, 2008 3:21 PM

Hey Steve-

People love free...ANYTHING! We're like lemmings.

Peace.
-Gerry

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