These days, Krispy Kreme is a bit of a throwback to an era before doughnuts became “artisanal” and required more than a simple sugar glaze to make customers happy. Today, Maine is full of artisanal doughnut shops – The Holy Donut, Frosty’s and Tony’s, to name a few – but few Mainers have had the chance to try an original glazed Krispy Kreme.
That will soon change, thanks to Cort Mendez, a New Hampshire businessman who is opening three of the stores in Maine and four in New Hampshire under the franchise name NH Glazed LLC. The company announced last week that one of the stores will be in Auburn; construction is expected to be completed this fall. Other towns in the running for a store include Portland, South Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Windham, Brunswick, Biddeford and Kittery.. . . more