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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Comeback for Krispy Kreme craze in Baltimore?
Comeback for Krispy Kreme craze in Baltimore?

Remember the Krispy Kreme craze of the 1990s? Maryland got its first Krispy Kreme store in 1998, and you'd have thought they were giving away Cronuts. There were hundreds of people in line on a Tuesday morning in November, when the first Baltimore-area shop opened on Belair Road in Fullerton. The fame of Krispy Kreme had spread fast and wide after the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based doughnut company began offering franchises in 1995. Before then, the melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts had enjoyed only regional fame. The Krispy Kreme craze didn't last long. By the mid-2000s, Krispy Kreme's fortunes had turned. Some blamed it on the low-carb craze; others on a too-quick expansion. ...