Watch as hot doughnuts go through the glazing process.
Owners turned on the Hot Now sign for the first time at Cape Girardeau’s Krispy Kreme on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at 6 a.m.
The first person into the new building, located at 2122 Williams Street, on opening day was awarded a free dozen doughnuts each week for a year.
The next 99 people inside received a free dozen doughnuts each month for a year.
The official opening comes more than four months after construction crews broke ground.
The original opening date was Monday, Jan. 14 but the restaurant has had a delay due to weather.
Eric Snider with Krispy Kreme says after snow in November, rain in December and more snow in January, construction crews were not able to finish their parking lot.
That’s all in the past now! They hosted a block party of sorts to celebrate.
Tasty Offerings at Krispy Kreme
If you aren’t familiar with the doughnut peddler, we’re here to help introduce you to all the possibilities.
Of course, they’re probably best known for the original glazed doughnut. Tip: when the sign is on, it means doughnuts are hot and fresh coming off the line. (Sorry to disappoint you, but the sign does not mean you get a free doughnut. While that’s sad because we all love free things, it’s also exciting because hot doughnuts are life.)
They’ve also got chocolate glazed, and sprinkles, and filled.
And they’re also good about thinking up new, limited time flavors that usually coordinate with the season.
Not a huge glazed doughnut fan? That’s okay. They also have apple fritters, cake doughnuts, cinnamon buns, and coffee.
Okay, enough is enough. I’ve waxed and waned poetic about doughnuts for long enough.
But join with Heartland Weekend as we happily welcome a new business to Cape Girardeau!