Talking Doughnuts with Rose Durham, General Manager at Krispy Kreme San Jose Blvd.
1. Tell us about Krispy Kreme.
Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed doughnut. We are headquarted in Winston-Salem, N.C. Krispy Kreme has been offering the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Today Krispy Kreme can be found in over 800 locations in more than 20 countries around the world.
2. What sets Krispy Kreme apart?
What sets us apart from other doughnut retailers is our attention to quality. Krispy Kreme shops produce all of their doughnuts in-house at each shop. It is the only place that I know of where you can go and get a fresh hot doughnut right off the production line.
3. Do you have a doughnuts-making schedule?
We do have a schedule for making the doughnuts. It varies day to day based on customer demand but we will always be making fresh doughnuts from 6am-10am and 6pm–10pm every day.
4. Does every shop have a doughnut theater?
Every shop in Jacksonville has a doughnut theater. The doughnut theater is what we named our big glass window that allows our guests to watch the doughnuts as they are being made. Kids and the young at heart really love watching the doughnuts as they go through the proofer and into the fryer before finally being covered in our waterfall of glaze. It’s a show while you eat.
5. How many types of doughnuts are available?
There are 18 types of doughnuts in total at the San Jose shop.
We always have in stock our traditional doughnuts and every so often we release a new limited time only doughnut variety. You will have to check back with us throughout the year to see what our new limited time doughnuts are. I don’t want to give too much away but right now our limited time only doughnuts are our batter doughnuts. The irresistible fresh-from-the-spoon flavor of batter comes in two tempting treats. We have our Birthday Cake Batter Doughnut: A blend of Kreme and birthday cake batter filling in a yeast shell, topped with yellow icing and bright confetti sprinkles. Then we have my favorite, the Brownie Batter Doughnut: chocolate yeast shell with a rich brownie batter filling, topped with chocolate icing and mini chocolate chips. They are both perfect for celebrating a special occasion, or an everyday occasion and they are delicious!
6. What is the Krispy Kreme Hot Light app?
The Krispy Kreme Hot Light app is a free app that is available for Apple, Andriod, or your computer’s desktop. It allows you to take the Hot Light with you wherever you go. You will never miss another opportunity to get a Krispy Kreme doughnut Hot…Now…off the line! With the Hot Light app you can map your nearest Krispy Kreme location from your phone and get alerts when the neon glow of the “Hot Now” is activated in your area. It will also show you our newest doughnuts and drinks.
7. Can you tell us about some of the varieties of doughnuts at Krispy Kreme?
Some of our Doughnut varieties include…
The Original Glazed Doughnut is our classic glazed yeast doughnut ring.
Chocolate Iced Glazed - We took our Original Glazed Doughnut one simple, yet delicious, step further by hand dipping it in smooth, creamy, delectable chocolate icing.
Chocolate Iced Custard Filled - This is a yeast doughnut shell that is packed with rich, luscious custard, then carefully hand-dipped in smooth and creamy chocolate icing.
Chocolate Iced With Kreme Filling - A favorite of many a doughnut eater, this yummy variety is brimming with a luscious smooth Kreme filling. To add to the fun, we finish it by hand-dipping it in chocolate icing for a delicious flavor boost.
Traditional Cake is a classic cake doughnut that is simple and a little less sweet than its fellow doughnuts. It’s moist, rich and delicious!
Something special about the Krispy Kreme shop here on San Jose Blvd. is that we offer Apple Fritters. Our version of the classic Apple Fritter is brimming with cinnamon flavor and contains bite-size chunks of real apple. And, of course, our signature glaze adds a satisfying finishing touch. It is absolutely delicious! If you haven’t tried one yet you really should.
8. What is your favorite doughnut? Customer’s favorite?
My favorite doughnut is the Glazed Kreme Filled. It doesn’t need any chocolate because our Kreme is so smooth and delicious.
The customer favorite is our classic - everyone loves our Original Glazed Doughnuts hot off the line.