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'Stale' Doughnut Lands Guy in Jail

Daniel Schlagler refused to pay for it: cops

(Newser) - A 19-year-old faces charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property over a sweet treat. Daniel Schlagler's lawyer says his client was in line to pay for a doughnut at a 7-Eleven on Staten Island on Tuesday when he bit into it and discovered it was stale,... More »

Vegans Furious Over Doughnut Shop's Job Ad

'No non-medical, non-religious dietary restrictions'

(Newser) - An Oregon doughnut shop is hiring—just not any vegans or vegetarians. A job ad for Pip's Original Doughnuts in Portland describes the ideal candidate as someone with "a friendly, outgoing personality," but "no non-medical, non-religious dietary restrictions" that "would stop you from tasting, accurately... 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 »

Singer Seriously Sorry for That 'I Hate America' Remark

Ariana Grande says she's disgusted—by herself, not the doughnuts

(Newser) - Ariana Grande has apologized—again—for licking doughnuts and saying "I hate America" inside a doughnut shop in Southern California. The singer says in a YouTube video clip posted yesterday (titled "sorry babes") that she's "disgusted" with herself. She adds that she didn't clearly... More »

Video of Singer Licking Doughnut Under Investigation

Ariana Grande really does love big, fat America

(Newser) - A video posted by TMZ on Tuesday has landed singer Ariana Grande in plenty of hot water. California police yesterday said they were investigating the leaked security-cam footage, which appeared to show the 22-year-old singer and a man with her (backup dancer/BF Ricky Alvarez, per TMZ) "maliciously lick" doughnuts... More »

Don't Call Dunkin' Donuts' 'Croissant Donut' a Cronut

Company rep claims DD isn't copying treat made famous by NYC bakery

(Newser) - Starting next week, you'll be able to nosh on a croissant-donut hybrid if you live near a Dunkin' Donuts—but don't call the delectable dessert a Cronut. The chain says that starting Nov. 3, it will churn out a limited run of its "Croissant Donut," which... More »

Fugitive's Mistake? He Wins Police Doughnut Contest

Burglary suspect arrested after victory appears in newspaper

(Newser) - When you're on the lam from police, it might be best to avoid entering doughnut-eating contests sponsored by the aforementioned police. Because you just might win, get written up in the local paper, and then not be on the lam anymore. Such is the strange fate of Bradley Hardison... More »

Question Gets Boy, 4, Banned From Doughnut Shop

He wanted to know if woman was pregnant

(Newser) - A curious 4-year-old in Monroe, Conn., is going to have to get his doughnuts elsewhere after asking a Doughnut Inn customer the wrong question. Justin Otero's mother says the boy asked the customer if she had a baby in her belly and was told no. "My response was,... More »

Dunkin' Donuts Really Doing This: Doughnut Sandwich

Shocker: It has fewer calories than the chain's turkey sausage sandwich

(Newser) - Somewhere, Paula Deen may be giving a small cheer. Dunkin' Donuts will on Friday introduce a new menu item nationwide: the "Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich." It is what you would imagine, a glazed doughnut cut in two, with fried eggs and bacon between. The AP points out the... More »

Krispy Kreme Burger Sweeps the Nation

Wisconsin State Fair adds chocolate-covered bacon

(Newser) - Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self, you are not doing enough to ensure you die of a heart attack before you have to deal with that nasty growing old nonsense”? Then maybe you should see if your local state fair is selling the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger. It’... More »

Canuck Doughnut Standby Supplants Dunkin' in Wary NYC

(Newser) - Many New Yorkers met their first Canadian doughnuts today as the Tim Hortons chain took over 12 locations previously occupied by Dunkin’ Donuts, BlackBook reports. “My frantic runs to Canada to buy tins of Tim Hortons ground coffee are over,” a delighted expatriate said. “Everything in New... More »

Dunkin' iPhone App Ruins the Coffee Run

People want to leave the office

(Newser) - Dunkin’ Donuts has a new iPhone app, and it’s a dud, writes Matthew Shaer for the Christian Science Monitor. “Dunkin’ Run” users can send emails to their coworkers notifying them of an impending run; the app makes a list of orders and the “runner” heads to Dunkin’... More »

Dunkin' Pushes...Donuts

(Newser) - America may run on Dunkin', but the working-man's coffeeshop would like to remind recession-slapped Americans about the cheap, sugary goodness of the other end of its name. After a decade of emphasizing coffee—which fuels 60% of the chain's revenue—Dunkin has decided it's time to make the doughnuts pay... More »

Brit, US Cops Speak the Same Language: Doughnut

(Newser) - British transit cops in Philadelphia to trade counter-terrorism tactics with their US counterparts were treated to an American specialty, the Daily Mail reports—Dunkin’ Donuts. The UK contingent is touring railroad terminals on the East Coast so that “our two organizations” can “work and learn from each other,... More »

In Free Inaugural Doughnuts, Abortion Foes See Ploy

In hailing Americans' 'freedom of choice,' Krispy Kreme really promotes abortion

(Newser) - Krispy Kreme stores will honor Barack Obama’s inauguration and Americans’ “freedom of choice” with free doughnuts tomorrow, to the dismay of at least one anti-abortion group, the Chicago Tribune reports. “Celebration of ‘freedom of choice’ is a tacit endorsement of abortion rights on demand,” the... More »

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