Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is a donuts shop chain very well know in the United States. They opened one shop here in Japan last December and it became the most popular donuts shop in Tokyo. There is always a really long line, and I mean always! After some months since the opening even during weekdays there is always a long line. Since the business seems to be working, they just opened a new shop in Yurakucho. Now, instead of one long donuts queue, there are two long donuts queues in Tokyo.

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This last picture was taken by Roy

15 Comments
  • alafista

    October 24, 2007 at 8:07 am

    I have no idea why suddenly everyone is obsessed with donuts. Over here in Singapore, we also have a donut shop which has people queuing for 4 hours, which I think is insane.

  • Segata

    October 24, 2007 at 8:25 am

    Yami, donuts:

  • Segata

    October 24, 2007 at 8:26 am

    ^Odd, half of my message got erased…

  • sheerblade

    October 24, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Krispy Kreme makes some of the best donuts. It’s hard to believe that they’re a big chain of stores. Anyway I like pic number 2. It’s nice to see that people still wear Kimono’s in the modern world.

  • Kenny

    October 24, 2007 at 10:00 am

    What a long line! But I can totally understand, Krispy Kreme is seriously good stuff. The texture of the dough is really quite special.

  • oliphant

    October 25, 2007 at 6:16 am

    I don’t understand the cult status of Krispy Kremes.. it was popular when there was only one exclusive store in the whole of the country– but I think one donut has enough sugar to last you a month.

  • mervyn

    October 25, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    I had my share of queuing at the Shinjuku branch early this year. Glad to know there’s a choice of which outlet to queue at now.

  • kirai

    October 26, 2007 at 3:03 am

    I’ll see if I can get some Krispy Kreme donuts without queuing 😉

  • Dru

    October 26, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Hey, I was there a few weeks ago taking some pictures and I was shocked. I literally stood there for a good 15 minutes saying to myself that the donuts must be really out of this world to be standing there for so long. Then I thought about the time I stood outside for 3 hours to buy a pair of sneakers in NYC. Ha-Ha

  • Shippoyasha

    October 27, 2007 at 3:40 am

    Why is Krispy Kreme so popular? Because it’s so insanely tasty. Though I stay FAR FAR away because it’s very, very unhealthy too.

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