Statesboro’s doughnut competition heats up

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Taisha White

The doughnut community in Statesboro gets another competitor as a new Krispy Kreme is set to open in late October. The store will be located next to Taco Bell on Northside Drive and the new addition now makes three doughnut stores in the area. The new establishment has some people wondering what kind of impact Krispy Kreme will have on both GS students and the Statesboro community.

Daylight Donuts

Daylight Donuts has been apart of the Statesboro community since the 1990s, bringing not just a variety of doughnuts (using their daylight donut mix) to the table, but a menu consisting sandwiches, sausages rolls, bagels and their own brand of coffee. The local doughnut shop is one of nearly a thousand Daylight Donut shops across 28 states.

Natalie Collins, staff member for Georgia Southern’s Campus Ministries believes Daylight Donuts has its own spin on the pastry dish and cannot be compared.

“I don’t think you can put Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ in the same category as Daylight and that’s because it’s a local place and they have their own thing,” Collins said, “So I would have to say that Daylight is my favorite.”

Dunkin’ Donuts

The Dunkin’ Donuts corporation first came on to the scene in the 1950s and then opened its doors in the Statesboro community in the late 1980s. The chain restaurant provides a fresh batch of doughnuts every four hours as well as a wide variety of fruit smoothies and coffees, which includes ice coffees as well.

For most of the GS community, the placement of Dunkin’ Donuts creates a quick and convenient way to satisfy that doughnut craving.

Neel Shroff, general manager of Dunkin’ Donuts on Fair Road, credits the location of the doughnut shop as what separates them from the rest of the competition.

“[I’ll tell you] we got the best location. It’s right across from the college. Fair Road is a big road in Statesboro. You’ve got Zaxby’s, Burger King. A lot of food chains around. So it’s easier for college kids to get to,” Shroff said.

Krispy Kreme

The popular franchise first opened its doors back in 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Home of the original glazed doughnut, Krispy Kreme over 50 doughnut flavors, including cinammon sugar and chocolate iced cake. The chain restaurant has over 1,150 restaurants, including over 500 internationally

The doughnut shop is known for its open window slot where customers are able to witness how each doughnut is created. Krispy Kreme also has a fundraising service, creating opportunities for communities to raise funds in their community. Many GS organizations, like Collegiate 100, take advantage of the service.

Tervarious Carter, Collegiate 100 President, recommends Krispy Kreme for fundrasing become of their willingness to help others.

“They were willing to help us and make sure we have everything we needed. I would definitely recommend it (Krispy Kreme) to other organizations for fundraising purposes,” Carter said.

Students at GS are extremely excited for the new Krispy Kreme shop to arrive to the Boro.

Ebony Sullivan, junior biology major, is excited that she finally has a place to go to cure her doughnut sweet tooth.

“I really only eat Krispy Kreme doughnuts,” Sullivan said, “So if I have a craving for them, I feel like I have somewhere to go now.”

For more updates on the new Krispy Kreme, be sure to follow @BoroKrispyKreme on Twitter.