When it comes to Krispy Kreme donuts, the addiction is real. I’ve seen people get into fist fights over a place in line when the “hot now” sign lights up and the smell of warm donuts fills the air.
So it should come as no surprise that there’s now a blossoming black market for Krispy Kreme donuts in Juarez, Mexico. according to the Los Angeles Times.
According to the Los Angeles Times, for the last several months, the Garcia family – a.k.a “Krispy Kreme Familia” – has made a daily trip to El Paso to purchase several boxes of the donuts. When they return to Juarez, hungry customers pay a 60 percent mark up so they can satisfy their cravings, the Los Angeles Times reports. That’s For many of these customers, the Garcia family is doing a public service, even with the price hike. A dozen Krispy Kreme donuts cost $5 in the U.S. The Garcia family turns around and sells a dozen for $8. There used to be a Krispy Kreme location in Juarez, but the drug war there became too violent, the company moved out of town, leaving patrons with no place to turn. Thanks to the Krispy Kreme Familia, which even has its own Facebook page, Juarez’s customers now get their daily donut fix.
Read the entire story at the Los Angeles Times!