KOMPAS.com – Donuts now come in various flavors and brands. Many companies compete to make delicious donuts to be liked by consumers.
However, of the many donut shops that are open, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts are listed as legendary donut shops that are still open and successful.
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Launch Insider, Vernom Rudolph, founder of Krispy Kreme, bought the secret recipe for yeast donuts from a French chef based in New Orleans, United States.
Rudolph made glazed doughnut at a local grocery store in Winston Salem, North Carolina in 1937. He then sold his donuts to a local grocery store on a wholesale basis.
Many passersby passed by Rudolph’s shop, tempted by the smell of freshly baked donuts. As a result, these passersby want to buy donuts made by Rudolph.
Rudolph, who used to sell wholesale donuts, started selling retail donuts at that time.
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He punched a hole in the wall of the shop and added a “Hot Donuts Now” neon light.
Reported from Smithsonian Magazine, in the late 1950s, there were 29 Krispy Kreme stores in 12 states in the United States.
Each store produces about 75 dozen donuts per hour.
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The future seed of Dunkin ‘Donuts was originally a coffee and donut shop called Open Kettle that opened in 1948.
The shop owner, William Rosernberg then changed the name and concept of the store to be more modern to Dunkin’ Donuts.
The first Dunkin’ Donuts store opened in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1950.
In 1955 the first Dunkin’ Donuts franchise store opened. In just 10 years, another 100 Dunkin Donut’s franchise stores opened.
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Sales of donuts had declined in the early 1980s, especially in the New York area, United States. Donuts are getting replaced with bagels.
However, donuts are still a mainstay for consumers who make long journeys.
The donut shop is still operating until the early hours of the morning, a cup of coffee and freshly cooked donuts are entertainment for the walkers.
Over time, donuts are back in demand and are becoming more and more popular.
Krispy Kreme stores long known in the southern United States, spread to the north and west. Sales were up 20 percent in 1997.
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Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts are growing and expanding overseas, not to mention Indonesia.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ first store was on Jalan Hayam Wuruk, Central Jakarta in 1985.
Meanwhile, the first Krispy Kreme store in Indonesia was located at Pondok Indah Mall 2, South Jakarta, in 2006.
Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts have dominated donut sales worldwide for the past few decades.