Skip to comments.KRISPY KREME HAS GONE OUT OF KONTROL
Posted on 11/23/2004 12:59:52 AM PST by kattracks
Carb-conscious Americans continued to flatten Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, as the onetime Wall Street darling yesterday posted a loss of $3 million in the third quarter.
That bad news sent the stock reeling 16 percent or to just above the $7 price of a dozen assorted sweet things.
The struggling doughnut chain has lost more than 75 percent of its market value since last year as people have suddenly stayed away from the glazed treats in droves, and opted for healthier snacks.
As a result, each Krispy Kreme store has seen $10,000 a week in revenue waddle out the door, a drop of some 16 percent.
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They should create the Atkins-friendly donut - made out of pork rinds and Splenda. Even going to a pure fructose formula would make it easier on carb watchers.
these donuts were always overrated in my opinion
They grew too fast, they spent too much on new stores instead of covering their butts
How about spinach kiesch filled donuts?
HIGHLY overrated. Nothing but sugar.
I'll take a good ol' Dunkin' donut anyday.
Organic donuts would be very popular here in Colorado...
I think I'll open up a tree bark stand. All you can eat for 99 cents! Gotta be better for you than those nasty doughnuts! Anyone game?
And they didn't focus advertising on Southern California's finest. Maybe that's another reason why Southern California has trouble recruiting.
Me thinks that once this current 'low carb' fad diet runs its course, Krispy's stock will climb at a consistent rate. There have been so many "diets", it's a joke. When I stopped smoking I gained weight. Then I decided to stop eating large meals three times a day. Today, I'm back to whwere I was a year ago. Diets are for people who do not want to lose weight. They pig out and then drink Diet Coke, etc. Call it the Diet Coke diet and then consume 25 gallons of ice cream a day.
Beer from birch bark? Sounds yummy! Can you give me the recipe or is it an old family recipe handed down for generations? Lol, just curious!
A super airy glazed donut. I always wondered what made people like them. It was like a cult.
Alright, you convinced me.
I'll give up the diet coke. Bring on the "hot fudge"!
What I've done is replaced a lot of the fatty foods such as cheese with soy substitutes. I find that "Veggie Shreds" are great and provide a higher protein to carb ratio. I can eat a cheese Burrito a day and it's actually healthy. I lost some 30 lbs on that diet two years ago and kept off about 20. Now it's just a regular day to day diet.
Measure 4 quarts of finely cut twigs of sweet birch into the bottom of a 5 gallon crock.
In a large kettle, stir 1 gallon of honey into 4 gallons birch sap and boil for 10 minutes, then pour over the chopped twigs. When cool, strain to remove the twigs and return to the crock.
Spread 1 cake of soft yeast on a slice of toasted rye bread and float on top of the beer. Cover with a cloth and let ferment until the cloudiness just starts to settle, about a week but it depends somewhat on the temperature.
Bottle the beer and cap tightly. Store in a dark place and serve it cold after the weather gets hot. It should stand in the bottles for about 3 months before using. If opened too soon, it will foam all over and pop worse than champagne.
THIS IS NOT A DRINK FOR CHILDREN:
SWEET BIRCH (Betula lenta) also called Black birch, Sweet birch or Cherry birch has fragrant bark and twigs that smells of wintergreen. The sap flows about a month later than maple and much faster than maple. You tap the trees the same as maple but must gather about 3 times as often.
The sap also can be boiled the same as maple but the syrup is much stronger, more like molasses.
An expensive big bag of air fluffed flakes.
One of the cliches of healthy business is: New Product Development.
Look at McDonalds, with their salads.
the oil they use is Pork.
One big reason for the KK popularity deflation...they were vastly overhyped and greatly overrated tastewise. They're adequate but not nearly the doughnut qua manna from heaven that their hucksters were making them out to be.
Krispy Kreme donuts are the best! It's impossible to overrate them.
On the organic donuts idea... you would also want them to be certified that you didn't use "old growth" sugar beets. At least for the ones you sell in Boulder, Eugene, Berkeley, etc.
There's never a cop eating a donut when you need one.
Absolutely no better doughnut than KK!! But even as the best, I'm just not that big of a doughnut eater.
I think people not taking the time to eat breakfast has probably hurt them more than any fad diets..and this is a fad.
People just can not slow down anymore long enough to enjoy life's simple pleasures, like doughnuts, the smell of flowers...or their children...and life as well as doughnuts and the needs of their children pass them by...forever.
How about a bacon, egg, and sausage donut? Mmmm....
Hotdog Mustard Creme... :)
Or how about Dounts laced with Nicotine... :)
Oh man. Is that worse than posting a picture of Madeline Albright? I just don't know.
In my opinion, Krispy Kreme made a mistake by offering their donuts in gas stations and conveinence stores.
The whole allure of the Krispy Kreme donut was to experience how delicious a fresh, hot donut could be. Travelers buying day old donuts at the gas station are not likely to be wowed or pass on the "buzz".
Actually their best on is the chocolate iced creme filled donut.
Before I became a diabetic, I tried both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts. I preferred Dunkin Donuts far more than Krispy Kreme. I couldn't understand what the big hoopla was about them. I haven't had a donut in about a year since I was diagnosed. Does anyone even make a donut with Splenda yet?
They're just adequate. I prefer the cake donut. In fact there's a cake doughnut place in my old hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin ( I now live a short distance away) that was voted the best doughnut shop in Wisconsin by the biggest paper in the state, The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel. KK moved into the area last year, and after initial great interest, their business is really down.
Tsk, Tsk. Too much sugar I guess.
So you are saying that the local newspaper is the expert? If they had supported John Kerry and said that he was the presidential candidate that Wisconsin voters should vote for, would that have meant that you would believe them and would have voted for Kerry?
I had a Krispy Kreme once, that was more than enough for a lifetime.
Sometimes liberals are correct in areas not concerning politics. Actually I have no way of knowing the political persuasion of the food expert who assessed Mr. D's of La Crosse as having the best sinkers in Wisconsin. And frankly I don't care as the whole thing is subjective anyway and not worth anything but laughing about. I hope you're laughing pal.
I think they taste awful, too, I have no clue what the hubub is all about.
This year KK built and opened a brand new store here in town which made the donuts and sold them right on site, including hot coffee. Terrific idea!
At first, crowds were overwhelming and went out the door. However, the first (and only) time I went in, I got an anemic donut for $.79 + tax. Sure, it was "fresh", but it was twice the cost it was worth and smaller than I expected. Also, their coffee was overpriced and not too good.
Apparently, other people felt the same way. Spider webs now grow across their parking lot.
They ruined their business by not producing the best product at a competitive price and making sure you got your money's worth. Their name alone was not good enough to overcome their deficiencies. I can go down the street to Wal Mart and get nearly as good a donut for $.30, or go to the local coffee shop and get a much better cup of coffee for almost the same price.
When you go to KK, their donuts are OK but can't bear to pay their prices for what you get - at least in our town.
The manager of my local donut shop tells me that the traditional sugar coated, fruit filled donuts are not selling so well anymore. Instead, his health conscious customers are switching to bagels. When I pointed out that a typical bagel has about 300 calories (not including the cream cheese that most people slather it with) he just smiled and chuckled.
The moral of this story is that most people are content to follow the crowd and donut shop owners are quite happy to let them. After all, a bagel costs a lot more than a donut.
How dare Wally World produce a similar product at lower prices.
They can do that because Wally World is really a slave labor camp disguised as a retail store.
It's true, just ask any union (thug) boss.
< / sarcasm >