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Harrods in London gets Europe's first Krispy Kreme outlet.

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  1. It’s a government plot (er, parliament plot) to make the Brits as fat as Americans.

    Like the witch in Hansel & Gretel:

    “Let’s fatten ’em up before we sue the shit out of ’em for being fat.”

    Parliament needs the money bad.

  2. You mean, so the British Nanny State Advocates can start suing Harrods?

    Hmm? Interesting thought.

  3. Presumably this is the other part of the deal that Blair made with Bush. Donuts in the UK have long lagged behind North America. Now they get the real thing!

  4. Watch out UK! Krispy Kreme is doing pretty
    well against Tim Horton’s in Canada, which is
    impressive as Timmy’s (as they call it there)
    is very much a part of Canadian identity.
    They’ll have no trouble at all in the UK.

    Too bad Krispy Kreme has better donuts.

    Jeff

  5. KK donuts suck. Of course I am not a big fan of donuts to begin with.

  6. Krispy Kreme donuts are ONLY good when they’re hot and fresh out of the oven. Then it’s like eating sugary clouds.

    Once they reach room temperature, they taste like lumps of doughy lead. And lead wasn’t meade for eatin’.

  7. I love that light they have in the window to signal hot and fresh donuts. It’s the batsignal for donuts! Now if they would only shine it into the sky…

  8. Damn! Now I’ve craving Krispy Kreme and the nearest one is 20 minutes away!

  9. I feel your pain; the one nearest here is 60 miles away!

  10. Aww right, can we knock if off already about Krispy Kreme? Why is every
    media outlet talking about them??

    The mystery explained: when KK hits a new market it bombards all the media outlets and journos with free samples
    (ie: this is what happened in Australia)
    http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s896807.htm
    Classic PR. And results in contented journos writing nice puff pieces.

    Then again, I may just be getting uptight about this because I seem to be the only one who hasn’t tasted any KK products. They can’t be that good, can they?

  11. wait — where’s the brit version croesus to stand up and protect the delicate brit sensibilties from such awful bashing?

    — T.J.

  12. you mean puff pastry pieces boo.

    and no, KK donuts aren’t that good. i never understood why people treat them like they’re slow-cooked in heroin.

  13. When was the last time you stood on the scale?

  14. Here’s why I love Krispy Kreme:

    -Current analyst recommendation of 1.8 (1=buy, 5=sell) opposed to aggregate industry recommendation of 2.51
    -Current EPS 0.20 — Forecast 2005 EPS 1.16
    -All EPS reportings have exceeded analyst expectations
    -P/E of 37.9 (P/E: Industry 19.77, Sector 24.04, DJIA 18.86)

    Good, solid long-term investment by my books.

  15. Too sweet, waaaay too sweet.

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