Krispy Kreme orders student to halt doughnut resale service

Krispy Kreme orders student to halt doughnut resale service

(*)(**)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An enterprising Minnesota (***)college(****) student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of (*****)Krispy Kreme(****) doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area has been warned by the confectionary giant to stop.(******)(**)There have been no Krispy Kreme stores in Minnesota for (*******************************************) years.(******)(**)Jayson Gonzalez, (***************************************), of Champlin, Minnesota, would drive (***********************************) miles ((**********************************) kilometers) to a Krispy Kreme store in Clive, Iowa, pack his car with up to (************************************) boxes, each carrying (******************************************) doughnuts, then drive back up north to deliver them to customers in Minneapolis-St. Paul.(******)(**)He charged $(*****************************************) to $(****************************************) per box. He said some of his customers spent nearly $(************************************) each time. Gonzalez said he did not receive a discount from the store in Iowa where he bought the doughnuts.(******)(*)(*)(*******)(********)(*********)(**********)(***********)(************)(*************)(**************)(**************)(**************)(**************)(***************)(****************)(**)(*****************)In this Saturday, Oct. (**************************************), (*************************) photo, Jayson Gonzalez reaches into his car for another box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for customers in Little Canada, Minn, who ordered online. Gonzalez, a Minnesota college student, says Krispy Kreme has told him to s(******************)(*****************) (Deanna Weniger/Pioneer Press via AP)(******************)(******)(****************)(**)But less than a week after the (*******************)St. Paul Pioneer Press(****) reported on his money-making scheme, Gonzalez received a phone call from Krispy Kreme’s Nebraska office telling him to stop. The senior studying accounting at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul (********************)said(****) he was told his sales created a liability for the North Carolina-based company.(******)(**)In a statement Sunday night, Krispy Kreme said it’s looking into the matter.(******)(**)”We appreciate Jayson’s passion for Krispy Kreme and his entrepreneurial spirit as he pursues his education,” the statement read.(******)(**)Gonzalez, also known as “The Donut Guy,” would have made his (****************************************)th run to Iowa on Saturday. He told his (*********************)Facebook(****) followers on Thursday that he has been told he has to shut down operations.(******)(**)”Life happens, and it could be a sign that something else it meant to be,” Gonzalez posted.(******)(****************)(**********************)(***********************)Read More(****)

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