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Cops: Guy Impersonated Cop, Swiped Doughnut

Daniel Mark Wright is accused of impersonating sheriff's deputy, stealing a 7-Eleven baked good

(Newser) - People have pretended they're law enforcement officers to pull people over , to make arrests , and yes, to get discounts on coffee and doughnuts . But authorities say a Utah man who impersonated a cop felt even more entitled, going so far as to steal a doughnut from 7-Eleven. Per a...

Shop Ends Cop Discount, Sells Out of Doughnuts

'We're fed up' with injustice, RI shop said

(Newser) - Allie's Donuts has allied itself with Black Lives Matter activists calling for police reforms. The doughnut shop in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, declared on Instagram Saturday that it was ending discounts for police officers and members of the military, Fox13 reports. The owner said the move was sparked by...

Dr. Fauci's Face Is on Hundreds of Doughnuts

Thanks to Donuts Delite in Rochester, NY

(Newser) - An upstate New York doughnut shop is featuring the likeness of the doctor leading the country's battle with coronavirus on its sweet treats, the AP reports. Donuts Delite in Rochester began selling hundreds of doughnuts with Dr. Anthony Fauci's face, surrounded by white frosting and topped off with...

Cops: Ax-Wielding Robber Took Only Doughnuts

They found him, and the doughnuts, a block away

(Newser) - An ax-wielding man who robbed a doughnut shop in Oregon wasn't interested in money, police say. The suspect allegedly jumped over the counter of the 24-hour shop in downtown Portland, filled a box with doughnuts and then fled on foot, leaving his hatchet behind and the cash register untouched,...

Enterprising Student Gets Krispy Kreme's Blessing—and a Bonus

Minnesota's Jayson Gonzalez is now an independent operator

(Newser) - A Minnesota college student won't have to give up his business of selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts after all. The company is feeling a little sweeter toward Jayson Gonzalez—who would drive 270 miles to a Krispy Kreme store in Clive, Iowa, to buy up boxes to sell in his...

KFC's New Offering Leaves Twitter Stunned

Yes, that's a fried chicken and doughnut sandwich

(Newser) - Move over, Heart Attack Grill: KFC is pairing fried chicken with glazed doughnuts in meals that may just make your heart and soul glaze over. Called "Chicken and Donuts," the menu items include a sandwich—a chicken fillet bound by two glazed doughnuts—or, for basket lovers, chicken...

They Set Out the Krispy Kremes. Then, 'the Worst of the Worst'

9 accused of luring bears with doughnuts, then letting hunting dogs attack them

(Newser) - A nearly yearlong inquiry into a case that's been called "the worst of the worst" has led to the arrest of nine people in three states. Those are the words of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who says the case in her state is "one of the...

Behind Doughnut Shop's Brisk Sales, an Unexpected Reason

Patrons of California shop want to give owner time with his ill wife

(Newser) - The word is out in Seal Beach: If you want doughnuts at Donut City, get there early. The Southern California shop is usually sold out and closed by noon, sometimes by 10. But as the Orange County Register explains, it's not because of some exotic new flavor. It's...

Ireland Gets Krispy Kreme Drive-Thru, Loses Its Mind
Irish Utterly Lose Their Minds
Over ... Krispy Kreme 
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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...

Cops: Doughnut-Eating Champ Robbed Doughnut Store

NC man was arrested after winning 2014 contest

(Newser) - Doughnuts and arrests appear to be inextricably linked in the life of North Carolina man Bradley Hardison. The 27-year-old—who was arrested in 2014 after he won the doughnut-eating contest at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime event, helping officers who'd been seeking him...

'That Should Be a Word That Any Canadian Can Use'

Inside the great Canadian doughnut war

(Newser) - And now for a very Canadian story about doughnuts, rodents, and an apology. BeaverTails has been selling oval-shaped doughnuts in eastern Canada for nearly 40 years. So when food blogger Julie Van Rosendaal posted a recipe for "Homemade Beaver Tails" last year, she made sure to give credit to...

Man Wins $37K Settlement —for Doughnut Flakes in Car
He Ate a Krispy Kreme in His
Car. Now He's $37K Richer
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He Ate a Krispy Kreme in His Car. Now He's $37K Richer

Fla. man wrongly arrested for meth possession now has a hefty settlement for his troubles

(Newser) - Good Samaritan takes a friend to chemo: check. Good Samaritan drives a fellow churchgoer home: check. Good Samaritan arrested and jailed for having crystal meth in his car that turned out to be flakes from a doughnut: Wait, what? This all happened in one day to Daniel Rushing in Orlando...

Krispy Kreme Has a Special Treat for Eclipse Day

It's going to 'eclipse' its original glazed doughnut by smothering it in chocolate

(Newser) - The complete solar eclipse set to grace our skies on Aug. 21 has been the subject of buzz for months, and Krispy Kreme now hopes to add a little sugar to that buzz. USA Today reports that, to commemorate the cosmic event, the chain will offer an "eclipsed" version...

Dunkin' Donuts May Be Nixing a Big Part of Its Identity

Parent company plans to drop 'Donuts' from brand name in test-drive

(Newser) - Dunkin' Donuts is thinking about dumping "Donuts" from its name. A new location of the chain in Pasadena, Calif., will be simply called Dunkin', a move that parent company Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. calls a test, the AP reports. The Massachusetts-based company said Thursday that a few other stores...

He Raced to Eat a Massive Doughnut, and It Killed Him

Travis Malouff reportedly tried to eat giant sweet in less than 80 seconds in Denver

(Newser) - Competitive eating has taken another awful turn, this time in Colorado. Last week a Connecticut college student whose dad died on 9/11 apparently choked to death during a pancake-eating contest , and early Sunday, a 42-year-old man suffered the same fate while scarfing down a giant doughnut, KUSA reports. Witnesses say...

'Stale' Doughnut Lands Guy in Jail
'Stale' Doughnut
Lands Guy in Jail

'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,...

Vegans Furious Over Doughnut Shop's Job Ad

 Vegans Furious Over 
 Doughnut Shop's Job Ad 
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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