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There’s A Black Market For Krispy Kreme Donuts, And This Family Is Behind It

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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.

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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!

[H/T] The ‘Krispy Kreme Familia’ and the black market doughnuts of Juarez


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Two Sisters Wanted To Share Their Mexican Culture With Everyone So They Started Donas, A Mexican-Themed Donut Shop

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Two Sisters Wanted To Share Their Mexican Culture With Everyone So They Started Donas, A Mexican-Themed Donut Shop

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Foodies are flying in from as far away as Atlanta to get a taste of Southern California-based Donas, a pastel-hued wonderland of donuts showcasing the fusion of Mexican-American culture. Not only are the flavors and names nostalgic shout outs for Mexican-Americans, they use glitter to make their donuts very Instagram worthy.

Donut fans are in for a treat at Latino donut shop Donas. You can try horchata or mole donuts or take a bite out of a Selena-inspired dessert.

Owners Ashley and David Vazquez, along with Ashley’s younger sister Amber Bobadilla, have been able to turn a profit bringing the flavors they grew up eating to a wider sweet-toothed audience.

The sister duo and brother-in-law started churro and coffee shop Horchateria Rio Luna in 2016 and launched Donas in October last year.

“We want to show people, look, this is our culture and these are our flavors and what our people have to offer,” Bobadilla said.

When David asked Bobadilla if she wanted to help in turning his idea of opening a donut shop into a brick-and-mortar reality, she was all in.

“It’s beautiful and delicious,” Bobadilla said.

The name is a play on how all of our parents and grandparents say donuts.

“Everyone who speaks Spanish knows it,” Bobadilla said, adding that the Latino, Spanish-speaking community finds the name funny.

Besides the name, everything from the decor to the flavor concepts is all Bobadilla.

With no prior baking experience, she hired a baker to bring her donut creations to life. The results included fresh takes on childhood treats such as the paleta payaso donut, made with marshmallows and chocolate.

Bobadilla knew the she wanted to put glitter on a donut. Of course, once she found the sparkling purple edible glitter, she couldn’t resist.

Bobadilla just knew that she had found the special ingredient to create her Bidi Bidi Bom Bom donut. Plus, it makes for great photos.

Agua de horchata, crushed mazapan and coconut flakes are nestled next to strawberries, raisins and oats all help create the various Mexican concoctions.

She describes it as taking “flavors that transport you to your childhood and put it into a donut.”

One of the fan favorites is a donut she envisioned while watching her favorite guilty pleasure TV show and eating chicharrón (fried pork rinds.)

Bobadilla originally brought the idea to her family but was told it would be “gross.” She pushed the initial skepticism aside and said she believed it was going to work, and Donas customers agreed. It is one of the shop’s best selling donuts, according to Bobadilla.

Bobadilla’s resolve has been integral as an entrepreneur. She and her sister tried out various businesses landing on Horchateria and Donas.

“Donas is still a work-in-progress now. We want it to look amazing and be Instagram-worthy. ” And people are definitely coming in for those Insta Stories and #foodie finds.

Bobadilla also specially crafted the interior of her donut shop to enhance the experience for donut lovers.

She said she wanted the pastels to help make the shop stand out and be cute. The team is still experimenting with design, including painting an ice cream mural on its outer walls.

But the most important thing for Bobadilla is to inspire her community.

“The bigger mission is showing people from our communities, when you really put your mind to it and have a passion, [this is] what can come.”

Donas’ donuts range from $2.50 to $5.00 for specialty donuts and is located at 8636 Imperial Hwy in Downey, California.


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Danny Trejo Opened His Donut Shop… And Sold Out Of Donuts In One Day

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Danny Trejo Opened His Donut Shop… And Sold Out Of Donuts In One Day

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Not only is Danny Trejo an iconic Latino actor, but he’s also the savvy proprietor of two thriving restaurants. After Trejo’s Tacos killed it, Danny opened his next hit, Trejo’s Cantina. With both businesses booming, he embarked on his newest venture Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts.

The soft-opening for Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts was on May 17th and before long, they triumphantly sold out of everything.

Opening Day Sells Out

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Doors opened at 7 a.m. to patrons waiting in line just to get their hands on some of Trejo’s unique flavors of donuts and coffee. With pastry chef Diane Crame on hand, Trejo’s served up some original donuts like Mexican hot chocolate, tequila-lime and the nacho-inspired jalapeño & cheddar. You can even order one that’s shaped like a machete.

It’s been open one day, and people are already obsessed.

People are literally flying across the country just to check it out…

…Because the menu is the bomb.

And now that his newest enterprise is flourishing, Trejo has begun rolling out his plans for national domination.

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Business has been going so well that Danny and his business partner Jeff Georgino are already planning to expand nationally. According to Forbes, Trejo’s currently on-pace to becoming a $100 million brand, so, even if you don’t live in the Los Angeles area, you can expect to get your hands on one of Trejo’s tacos or a machete-shaped donut sooner than later.

Coming from Pacoima, Calif., Trejo says he “couldn’t have imagined ” the success he’s experienced as an actor, and now as a restauranteur.

Thankful to wake up and do what I love!

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In an interview with LAist, Danny spoke humbly about what it all means to him. “To make my mother’s dream of owning a restaurant come true,” said Trejo, “it’s truly a blessing.”

With everything he’s accomplished, Danny Trejo embodies the American dream.

As a professional, he bet on himself and was able to prosper at two different careers. His guts and determination are why he’s become such an inspirational testament to how working hard pays off. As a humanitarian, Danny is active in the community as well as at large. He uses his fame and success as a tool to open doors to helping others.

Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts is already planning to expand, but for now you order your coffee and nacho donuts at 6785 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.

[H/T] LAist: Inside Danny Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts Shop, Serving Up Tequila-Lime And Nacho Donuts

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