Krispy Kreme opens its doors in Auburn

AUBURN, Ala.- After months of construction and delays, the first Krispy Kreme in Auburn opened its doors Tuesday morning.

krispykreme1Before the hot now sign flickered on for the first time, folks filled the outside of the store with tents and other items in hopes of being one of the first 100 people in line.

The first person in line gets free doughnuts once a week for a year. That person is Auburn University biology major, Adam Brasher. He says he finished his finals last Friday and said he had nothing to do before summer classes started so he bought a tent and other “camping” items and parked himself at the front of the line. He says he’s never camped out for something like this, but it is worth it. “It is 100% totally worth it,” Brasher said. “Krispy Kreme doughnuts are to die for. So, a few days in a tent is nothing for free doughnuts for a year.” Brasher says he did the math, and if he ate every doughnut, he would gain 35 pounds of fat.

Brasher enjoying a book in his tent
Brasher enjoying a book in his tent

A few spots behind Brasher was Meredith Bass. Even though she was not number one in line, she camped out for one of her number ones. “I have Celiac Disease and my mom, she really loves Krispy Kreme and we went every morning before school, and so even though I can’t eat the doughnuts, I thought this would be a great way to do something nice for her.”

meredithbassThe store opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday and Brasher got to turn the hot now sign on.

Later that morning, the ribbon was cut and the store was officially, officially open for business.

Lyndsey Wilson, the general manager of the store says she loves to talk with people and the store opening is her moment to shine. “It’s been such a blessing,” Wilson said. “Everybody has come out and supported us and everywhere I go, everybody is excited about having doughnuts. That’s the one thing that America loves is doughnuts. We make people happy. We put the sweet in their day. We’re really blessed to be here

The lines at the drive thru and inside the store were long, but nobody minded.

krispykremeCurtis Wilson, a marketing manager for Krispy Kreme says the record for first day sales was set in Gadsden at $31,000. The store in Auburn set a goal of $40,000 and Wilson says they think were going to reach it.

The store lobby will be open Sunday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Sunday it will be 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. The drive thru will be 24 hours.

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