Monday, March 13, 2006
Important Dates in Donut History
July 13, 1937
In 1933 Vernon Rudolph buys a doughnut delivery service in Paducah, Kentucky from a French, New Orleans-based chef. Rudolph also purchases the chef's secret recipe for yeast-raised doughnuts (although legend has it that Mr. Rudolph won the recipe in a poker game). In 1937 he moves to Winston-Salem, North Carolina and rents a building on South Main Street. On July 13 he starts selling the first Krispy Kreme doughnuts to local grocery stores (opting for the more traditional European spelling).
The first Krispy Kreme - Winson-Salem, NC