Krispy Kreme Doughnuts opens it’s doors to the public at 16th & Chestnut Streets in Center City Philadelphia in less than 8 hrsCenter City has been anticipating it’s own Krispy Kreme Doughnuts store since the franchise first flirted with the City about 5 years ago, and then faded away. These new stores are owned by Krispy Kreme corporation and are popping up all over the country. First in our area was the one in Fox Chase, and now we get our own right downtown across from Liberty Place
Earlier today I wrote about the VIP Party on Monday night here. Inside the store tonight you can see the many racks of trays ready for the hot fresh donuts that will be handed out beginning at 6AM when the Hot Doughnut light gets turned on.

  • First person in line gets a dozen donuts every week for a whole year
  • 2 – 10 peeps get a dozen doughnuts a month.
  • Next 20 customers: 20 free medium cups of Krispy Kreme Coffee (1 per visit)
  • First 100 customers: official Krispy Kreme T-shirt
  • From 2-4:30pm on May 4, 2011 – customers will receive one free Original Glazed doughnut (offer good while supplies last)

There was already someone in line when I walked by at 9PM tonight…
Meet Ryan Hatt, first in line and looking forward to a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts every week for a year. Ryan, 20, arrived at 4:30PM with a back pack of granola bars, water, his phone and an umbrella. He said he has a lot of patience and once waited for Justin Beiber tickets for 18 hrs. He works at the Philadelphia Zoo and he feeds birds. He’s a blogger and a baker. He writes about what he bakes at Ryans Baking Blog. He’s a big fan of doughnuts, but has never had a Krispy Kreme doughnut. (That’s not gonna be a problem anymore.) Currently his favorite doughnuts are from Doughnut Plant in NYC. He’s a vegetarian, but not a vegan which is good cause Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts are vegetarian but not vegan. He lives in South Philly with a roommate and two cats. He’s a big Lindsay Lohan fan and has a tshirt that says Free Lindsay. He wants to live in Toronto someday, but believes it will be after his year of doughnuts. The folks at Krispy Kreme gave him the TShirt before they left for the night, Ryan says it’s too big but after a year of eating doughnuts everyday he might grow into it.
Someone tweeted 30 minutes ago that there are now 2 people in line. Ryan will be tweeting his adventures all night long at @ He just tweeted [that]

Two more people showed @