November 13, 2006
I got the email below from Krispy Kreme today:
Subject: Krispy Kreme is Here!
Dear Sir Anton,
Krispy Kreme, America’s favorite doughnut, is finally opening in the Philippines on Nov. 30, with its first store at the City Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Before the opening, we would like to give Our Awesome Planet the 'first bite' into this much-talked about doughnut. We would like to ask your permission to send you Krisy Kreme doughnuts.
Please let us know where we can send you the Krispy Kremes. You may email us at this address (email@example.com) or contact 729-**** or 0917-******* and look for Blooey.
Thank you so much and we hope to hear from you.
More power to your blog!
PR Consultant for Krispy Kreme
I immediately called Blooey to check if this was indeed true. It turns out that they are starting to seed these Krispy Kreme to the "media". Now, I'm not sure I'm qualified to be part of the "media" but I'll be glad to get a first hand taste of these fresh doughnuts :) Krispy Kreme will finally open on nov. 30 in the City Center the Fort. This is the new rows of restaurant in front of Serendra-- more places to blog about!
Also, during the store opening, the very first customer to buy doughnuts will get a one year free supply of Krispy Kreme doughnuts! In the US, it was rumored that a guy, Rob Perugin, camped out for 17 days to get this one year supply. (see Krispy Kreme Mania) I thought about it for a minute, and said to myself, would I want to get fat for a year? Would you camp out for these doughnuts? Imagine, the guy camped out starting today until the opening on Nov. 30. So I guess, there is no hope now for any Filipino in beating the record of 17 days....
Their website is now up and running at http://www.krispykreme.com.ph/ and I immediately signed up to become "Friends of Krispy Kreme". My plan is when they send me a box of these doughnuts, I will buy Go Nuts donuts and have an informal taste test with friends. Let the battle of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts vs. Go Nuts Donuts begin!