Krispy Kreme Tried to Shut Down Student Who Travels 270 Miles to Buy Doughnuts and Resell Them

Krispy Kreme Tried to Shut Down Student Who Travels 270 Miles to Buy Doughnuts and Resell Them




A Minnesota college student recently has come forward with a intelligent — and appetizing — space is to make sure that he graduates debt-free while also satisfying the Krispy Kreme hungers of his fellow community members.

Since the time he was young, Jayson Gonzalez has been a major love of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, though there hasn’t been a single collect in his position for 11 years, Today reports.

“We’d used to always arrive, especially when I was little, ” Gonzalez, 21, recalled to the outlet. “There’s no other doughnut that compares. The glaze, the flavor, everything about it is just delicious.”

It wasn’t until last-place April when the Champlin native was preparing to coach his soccer team at a tournament in Iowa that he came up with an idea to combine his love for the dessert fellowship with his desire to make money for college.

“Me being a Krispy Kreme maniac, I knew there was gonna be a Krispy Kreme in Iowa, so I listed a Facebook post on the markets saying,’ Hey, if you crave some Krispy Kremes, let me know, ‘” Gonzalez said.

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And so began Gonzalez’s Krispy Kreme doughnut bringing business.

Each weekend, the Metropolitan State University student would drive his Ford Focus four hours and 270 miles to the Krispy Kreme in Iowa, acquire 100, 12 -count boxes of doughnuts, and then travel back to his home state and resell them back to the eagerly-awaiting Minnesotans.

Gonzalez charged his purchasers anywhere between $17 to $20 per casket for the sweetened plows, with some paying $100 each time he made the lengthy junket, the Pioneer Pressreports. He soon became known as the “Donut Guy.”

Saturday would’ve distinguished his 20 th consecutive drive for doughnuts — but before he could complete the achievement, Krispy Kreme putting a stop to his managerial efforts.

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In a Facebook post on his Krispy Kreme Run Minnesota page Thursday, Gonzalez explained that he received a announce from the Nebraska location, who told him “to shut down operations” because his auctions were creating a liability for their company.

“I know they told one of the big-hearted directors in Nebraska immediately, and he announced me, ” he told the Pioneer Press of the North-Carolina located corporation. “He said corporate told him to’ cease’ and’ desist.’”

The pushback from Krispy Kreme passed many of Gonzalez’s customers to express their disappointment on Facebook.

“A lot of patrons were pretty upset and I don’t blame them! ” he told Today. “I was pretty upset too.”

“Scrolling through all the comments has definitely been pretty upsetting with how disheartened everyone is, ” Gonzalez added to the Pioneer Press.

However, by Monday, Krispy Kreme questioned a statement to Business Insider announced today the selection board had overruled its final decision and would fully support Gonzalez working as an independent contractor.

“Today, we reached out to Jayson to express our appreciation for his love of Krispy Kreme and admiration for his entrepreneurial spirit, ” a spokesperson for the company said. “We are going to help him achieve his aims, which include being debt-free when he graduates in 2021, in part by selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Our intent regarding the temporary stoppage of him selling doughnuts was to ensure product quality and regulatory compliance to protect both Jayson and Krispy Kreme.”

“Our main concern is that the doughnuts Jayson sells maintain our high-pitched product quality standards, given the distance and behaviour in which he is transporting and dispersing them, ” the spokesperson continued. “So, we are happy to work with Jayson as an independent operator to ensure consistent delivery of our high-quality doughnuts to our supporters in Minnesota.”

“We wish Jayson great success and we’re thrilled to help him achieve these goals by donating 500 dozen doughnuts when he re-starts his business, ” the spokesperson added.

A rep for Krispy Kreme did not immediately to be addressed PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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With the green light to purchase and deliver doughnuts, Gonzalez said he looks forward to continuing his managerial tries through graduation, while also bringing a smile to people’s faces.

The college student has also created a GoFundMe to raise money for a new automobile so he can travel safely and transportation 200 -3 00 dozens of doughnuts, as opposes it 110 dozens, back to Minnesota.

“I can fully operate as an independent motorist and start doing what I love to do, is delivering back doughnuts and making people joyous again, ” Gonzalez told Today.

“This never would have happened, or have been able to continue, without everyone’s help, ” he lent on Facebook. “The goal is to continue to do it until I graduate and hopefully pass it down to someone else that is in my location. It’s one of the first times in my life where it’s not just myself believing in me and my themes. It’s an incredible feeling, so thank you.”

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