- Krispy Kreme donates 500 dozen donuts to 21-year-old Jason Gonzalez after learning that he will cross state lines to resell their product.
- Minnesota doesn't have any Krispy Kreme stores, so Gonzalez, from Champlin, Minnesota, will drive 270 miles to the Krispy Kreme store in Clive, Iowa every weekend and buy up to 100 cans to resell in his hometown.
- When Krispy Kreme first learned of his business venture, they told him to stop, referring to concerns about "product quality and regulatory compliance."
- The company now says it will allow Gonzalez to work "as an independent operator" so that he can use the business venture to help pay off his student debt.
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Crispi Cream gives a student 500 boxes of donuts after first asking him to stop his business for reselling their product.
Jayson Gonzalez, 21
Gonzales stated that he would charge $ 17 to $ 20 a box when the boxes typically sell for about $ 10. He stopped when he received a phone call from Krispy Kreme's Nebraska office, who told him to stop after St. Pioneer Press has announced its scheme for making money.
But Krispy Kreme has apparently changed his mind and is now encouraging Gonzalez to continue his business venture, according to a statement provided to Business Insider.
The Krispy Kreme Donut Corporation said that after contacting Gonzalez, they learned that he hoped to graduate from St. Paul Metropolitan State University in 2021 with no debt at all, and that
Crispi Krem praised "the entrepreneurial spirit to the accountant "and wants to help him achieve his goals. The first step is donating 500 dozen donuts to his cause.
The company said it initially told Gonzalez to stop selling his donuts because he wanted to "guarantee product quality and regulatory compliance to protect both Jason and Crispi Cream."
we care that the Jason donuts we sell maintain our high standards of product quality, given the distance and the way they are transported and distributed, "the company said. "So we're happy to work with Jason as an independent operator to ensure consistent delivery of our high quality donuts to our Minnesota fans. We wish Jason great success and we are excited to help him achieve it by donating 500 dozen donuts when he restarts his business. "