Krispy Kreme Does 180…Will Now Help Minnesota College Student
Krispy Kreme must have received a lot of complaints because they have decided they are now going to let a Minnesota college student, Jayson Gonzales, continue making his doughnut runs.
If you missed it, Gonzales came up with a brilliant concept. Make periodic drives to Iowa, buy a hundred boxes of donuts, bring them to Minnesota and sell them. He setup a Facebook page and took orders from Krispy Kreme lovers. He would then meet them in parking lots and sell the boxes for $17-$20 a box. The kid was just trying to make some extra money. He's in college so you know he probably doesn't have a lot of it.
He had he pretty good thing going. Right up until Krispy Kreme found out and told him to shut it down. I don't think what he was doing was even illegal. No one can show me a law that says it was. But nonetheless, he said he would stop.
He posted on his Facebook page:
I figured it would come eventually, but it arrived early with the surrounding articles. Life happens, and it could be a sign that something else it meant to be. Appreciate everyone’s love and support to make this happen, couldn’t have done it without you all.
Something else was meant to be. Krispy Kreme now wants to make him an independent operator and they're donating 500 boxes to him. Jayson has also setup a GoFundMe page so he can get a bigger truck since he'll probably be getting a lot more orders.
I think a couple of happened here. First, Krispy Kreme got a ton backlash from trying to stop a college kid from making some extra money. And second, they realized they really had no legal ground to stand on and Gonzales would have found some way to still continue to do it.