A student from a college in Minnesota who Crispi Cream told him to stop traveling to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of his donuts for resale in the Twin Cities has now made a sweet deal with the donut chain.
Jason Gonzalez, 21, of Champlin, whose efforts have recently been reported by The St. Paul Pioneer Press said the typical Saturday begins with a 4-hour trip to the Krispy Kreme store in Clive, Iowa. He would then pack his Ford Focus with up to 100 boxes of 12 donuts and deliver them to customers in Minneapolis. Paul.
Gonzalez, who studies accounting at Metropolitan State University, charged $ 1
Less than a week after the newspaper reported on its business, which Gonzalez said began filling a hole left when the local Krispy Kreme closed 11 years ago, the pastry company told him to cease operations.
"I decided it would come eventually, but arrived early with neighboring articles," Gonzalez wrote in a Facebook post on October 31 on the Krispy Kreme Run Minnesota page that he used to inform customers of his subtractions with donuts. "Life happens and it could be a sign that something else is foreseen."
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] On Monday, however, Gonzalez struck a deal to continue dough with his side bustle: He said he received a call from Crispi Krem and will work with them to relaunch his business.
"They want to ensure that I become an independent operator and make sure the brand is well represented," he wrote Gonzalez posted in a Facebook post. "At both ends, there are things currently being worked on to achieve this, as this is a special exception."
Crispi Krem confirmed the partnership in a statement to NBC News, in which the company praised Gonzalez for his "love for Crispie Cream" and expressed admiration is from his entrepreneurial spirit.
"We will help him achieve his goals, which include being out of debt when he graduates in 2021, in part by selling donuts from Krispy Kreme," the company said in a statement.
The chain also responded "Our intention with the suspension of donut sales was to guarantee product quality and regulatory compliance to protect both Jason and Crispi Krem," the company said. 19659002] Crispi Cream stated that his principal Mr the donuts that Gonzalez sells maintain their high standards of product quality, given the distance and the way in which they are transported and distributed. "
The company said it was happy to work with Gonzalez as an independent operator for to provide consistent delivery to fans in Minnesota.
"We wish Jason great success and we are excited to help him achieve it by donating 500 dozen donuts when he restarts his business," said Crispi Krem.
Gonzalez is now trying to raise money to buy a new vehicle to keep up with the growing demand for donuts. "I'm happy that things have turned out to be positive and this can continue to strive and grow over the next few years," he said in a Facebook post announcing the deal.