MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Krispy Kreme was offering a delicious deal over the past month - a dozen original glazed doughnuts for the price of a gallon of gas.
And the lower the price of the pump, the less you pay!
"We are giving away original glazed dozens for $4.60 today. Normal prices with taxes is $12.61,” said L.D. Rhodes the General Manager of Krispy Kreme on Elvis Presley in Whitehaven.
The price was based on the national average for a gallon of gas, and was updated every Tuesday to reflect the most recent price. At the start on Wednesday, April 13, that was $4.11.
Ronnie Augustine took advantage of the cheap dozen for his customers.
"They've got a special going. A dozen donuts for the price of a gallon of fuel is a deal,” he said.
Joseph Mosley drove up from Southaven, Mississippi, to take advantage of the price cut.
"That's real good that they can bring the prices down and give that back to the consumer. That way the consumer can be able to deal with these high gas prices,” he said.
Craig Dilworth is in from Ohio for work and thinks Krispy Kreme made the gas price crisis a little more bearable.
"I think it's awesome. I think it's a great idea. I don't think everyone is insanely happy about the high gas prices. So this brings a little bit of Joy to that situation. I would say they are probably losing money but I'm OK with that. It makes me happy that I get some cheap donuts and can pass them out to some of our customers here in the area. "
"It has definitely made us busier,” said Rhodes.
Four Memphis-area locations were included in the promotion:
- 4244 Elvis Presley Boulevard
- 4198 Hacks Cross Road
- 6072 Stage Road in Bartlett
- 5205 Airways Boulevard in Southaven, Mississippi