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Irish Utterly Lose Their Minds Over ... Krispy Kreme

Dublin 24-hour drive-thru shuts down after one week due to chaos

(Newser) - Honking horns, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and tempers converged upon the Irish capital of Dublin over the past seven days—and it was all due to tasty fried dough. Mashable reports that the Sept. 26 grand opening of the city's first 24-hour Krispy Kreme drive-thru quickly resulted in long lines of... More »

2 Bakeries Have Been Feuding Over Square Donuts for a Decade

And now it's gone to court

(Newser) - There's a doughnut war going down in the Middle West. The AP reports two Indiana bakeries share a love for four-sided doughnuts, but one believes the state has room for only one square doughnut-maker. Terre Haute-based Square Donuts has been making its doughnuts since the 1960s, according to the... More »

NY Teen Dies After Falling Into Sewage Pit

Slips into cesspool while hauling garbage from doughnut shop

(Newser) - A teenage worker hauling garbage out the back of a New York doughnut shop tumbled into an open sewage pit and died yesterday. Amiri Zeqiri, 17, slipped into the cesspool in Smithtown, some 40 miles east of Manhattan. A cousin spotted him, but by the time he returned with help,... More »

Bacon-Flavored Donuts? Fine. Vodka? Fine. But Coffee? No!

UK blogger marvels at Americans' love of pork

(Newser) - Bacon has been popping up everywhere, observes Hattie Garlick for the Times of London. Store shelves teem with chocolate-covered bacon, bacon-flavored vodka, and bacon-flavored donuts, but she almost couldn’t believe the latest culinary staple to get the pig treatment: coffee. “It's a beautiful marriage of two culinary powerhouses—... More »

New Doughnut Puts Krispy Kreme in Sticky Situation

Australian company says 'Dough-Vo' breaches trademark

(Newser) - Krispy Kreme’s limited edition line of Down Under-themed pastries has prompted an indignant protest from the company that makes a beloved Australian cookie, the BBC reports. The Iced Dough-Vo is a tribute to Arnott’s Iced Vo-Vo biscuit, says the doughnut company. But Arnott’s sees it as a... More »

R. Kelly Deputies Rebuff Reporter Over Doughnuts

Jury selection continues in child pornography trial

(Newser) - It seems Chicago cops are dead serious about keeping the media on a short leash during the R. Kelly child-pornography trial: Today, deputies rejected doughnuts from radio reporter Brendan Greeley, worried it could be interpreted as a sign of favoritism. Greeley was told he was “being a distraction” and... More »

Stay Heart Healthy at Work

Forbes suggests ways to keep workplace calm, healthy

(Newser) - Stressing out at work can negate the effects of that heart-healthy oatmeal you had for breakfast, Forbes reports. To avoid being that one of every three Americans with cardiovascular disease, adopt these work-day habits:
  1. Drink water instead of cola, coffee, or tea.
  2. Take the stairs; walk a few blocks at
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Dunkin' Donuts Will Cut the Trans Fat

New oil won't clog arteries but will still make you fat

(Newser) - Dunkin' Donuts says it will eliminate nearly all trans fat from items on its menu by October 15—including the doughnuts. The chain will switch to a more heart-friendly blend of palm, soybean and cottonseed oils. But the company itself cautions consumers to keep the move  in perspective. "Certainly,... More »

Muslim Donut Franchisee Fights Pork

Owner told to serve breakfast sandwiches or lose stores

(Newser) - The owner of two Chicago-area Dunkin' Donuts is locked in a legal dispute with the company over conflicts between his religious beliefs and his breakfast menu, the Chicago Tribune reports. A franchisee since 1979, Walid Elkhatib has never served pork products; it wasn't until 2002 that Dunkin' Donuts insisted he... More »

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