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Friday
Jul132012

Krispy Kreme Celebrates 75th Birthday

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 75th birthday with a bang.

From 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, the company will host a street party on Trade Street in Winston-Salem, N.C., with free hot original glazed doughnuts and live music.  On Saturday, a Family FanFest from 9 a.m. to noon in Old Salem will offer more free doughnuts, coffee, rides and games.

Krispy Kreme was founded on July 13, 1937 in Winston-Salem, N.C., by Vernon Rudolph.  The original recipe, bought from a New Orleans chef, was sold in a local grocery store.  Rudolph began selling them from a window to passersby on the street.  In the 1950s, the company opened its first plant and has expanded ever since.

In honor of its birthday, the company has released a birthday doughnut with frosting and sprinkles.  A special promotion going on Friday offers a dozen original glazed doughnuts for 75 cents with the purchase of a dozen doughnuts.

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