Krispy Kreme orders Minnesota donut reseller to ‘shut down operations’

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • A college student who bought Krispy Kreme doughnuts from Iowa to resell to customers in Minnesota was told by the doughnut company to shut down his business.
  • According to Associated Press, while Krispy Kreme commended the student’s passion for their product, it also considered his side venture a liability.
  • The 21-year-old accounting major would drive 270 miles to the nearest Krispy Kreme outlet in Iowa to buy 100 boxes, then drive back home to distribute to customers in Minnesota.

A college student from Minnesota who drove to Iowa for eight hours every weekend to buy about 100 boxes of doughnuts to sell to his Twin Cities customers had announced that he is closing down his service after being reprimanded by the doughnut giant itself.

Every Saturday, Jayson Gonzales, 21, would drive 270 miles to Clive, Iowa, load up his car with boxes of doughnuts with each containing 12 glazed ones at $8 dollars a box, then drive back to deliver them to his Minneapolis-St. Paul customers.

The Metropolitan State University accounting major student said he charged $17 to $20 per box and said some customers would even pay $100 per run.

Too bad, the company contacted Gonzales and told him his sales created a liability for Krispy Kreme, the Associated Press reported. He would have made his 20th run to Iowa on Saturday.

“I bear some bad news,” read a post from Gonzalez’s business Facebook page ‘Krispy Kreme Runs Minnesota’.

“Unfortunately I have been told I have to shut down operations. I figure it would come eventually, but it arrived early with the surrounding articles,” referencing to the article written by St. Paul Pioneer Press which reported on his entrepreneurial gig last month.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Krispy Kreme said the company is now looking into the matter. It also read: “We appreciate Jayson’s passion for Krispy Kreme and his entrepreneurial spirit as he pursues his education.”

Gonzales however, is taking the news well and seemed positive about it.

“Life happens, and it could be a sign that something else is meant to be. Appreciate everyone’s love and support to make this happen, couldn’t have done it without you all,” he wrote on Facebook, thanking all his customers and followers and expressed hope for the future.

For 11 years, there have been no Krispy Kreme stores in Minnesota. With Gonzales out of business, Minnesota residents are once again without Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

 

Source: Fox News

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