I had no idea the Krispy Kreme donut chain was so old! The franchise began in 1937 with a New Orleans dough recipe bought in Kentucky and a warehouse in North Carolina. By the turn of the millennium their popularity had blown up–hence our Kahului Maui store, which is actually the only Krispy Kreme location in the entire state.
The novelty of drive-thru doughnuts and coffee has not worn off yet, and I still see local people travelling around the island with boxes of these treats. If you’re not a regular, please note that you can grab discounted doughnuts after 9pm.
This Saturday, July 13, they’re celebrating their 76th birthday by offering you a huge present: buy a dozen of their original glazed donuts and get another dozen for just 76 cents. Krispy Kreme, 433 Kele St., Kahului, 808-893-0883.