snackable facts you never knew about Krispy Kreme

Although most people believe Krispy Kreme has its origins in North Carolina, its story really began elsewhere.

Krispy Kreme started in Nashville

After a few years working for his family in Nashville, young Vernon wanted to branch out on his own.

Vernon Rudolph’s first solo business decision was inspired by a pack of cigarettes

It's believed Vernon bought the legendary Original Glazed recipe for his doughnuts from a French chef. Some sources say this chef was called Joe Le Beau

The Original Glazed recipe came from a French chef

They weigh next to nothing and practically dissolve when you bite into them, but what is it that gives Krispy Kreme doughnuts their signature taste and texture

Krispy Kreme doughnuts may contain potato

When Vernon Rudolph first set himself up, Krispy Kreme was a wholesale doughnut factory that sold only to grocery stores.

The company started as a wholesale business

The doughnut shop expanded into a chain in the 1940s and 1950s with family-owned franchises opening across the Carolinas.

It expanded in the Forties and Fifties

It’s not clear why this savoury product disappeared from the menu, but these days the chain is pretty successful selling doughnuts and coffee only.

It once sold pizza

Though customers loved Krispy Kreme doughnuts, each of the mostly family-owned stores were producing slightly different doughnuts despite following the same recipe.

Doughnuts were inconsistent so the Ring King was invented