Favian Lin was first in line at the opening of Perth’s first Krispy Kreme store.
IF the Olympic rings were made of doughnuts, Perth would get a gold medal.
By: Calla Wahlquist/Perth Now
Perth folk have won the illustrious world record for most doughnuts purchased on the first day of Krispy Kreme trade, replacing the city’s unofficial world record for most Krispy Kremes smuggled on to a Jetstar flight.
Krispy Kreme announced today that the long-awaited opening of Western Australia’s first store in Whitfords yesterday broke global records, with 73,200 baked treats trotting out the door between 9.30am and midnight.
Perth’s biggest Krispy Kreme fan Trudi Clough.
It’s the most successful opening day in the US pastry conglomerate’s 77-year history.
The Whitford City store made 90,000 doughnuts in preparation for the opening day, and dozens of enthusiasts camped out overnight to get their first WA-baked bite.
It took almost 100 staff members, including a brass band, to serve and entertain the crowd.
So shake off that sugar coma and give yourself a pat on the back, Perth.
You’ve earned it.
And, let’s face it, you probably need the exercise.
People queuing outside Perth’s first Krispy Kreme store in Hillarys.
Picture: Stewart Allen
We knew there was a big fan base here in Perth once we knew Favian had been camping out here since 5pm Sunday, we assumed there would be a few other followers closer to opening,” Mr McGuigan said.
Mr Lin and Ms Clough both won a year’s supply of Krispy Kremes, other customers today received a free “world famous” original glazed donut to mark the launch.
Ms Clough won Perth’s “biggest fan” for writing a poem about her love for the doughnuts.
“There’s no such thing as a bad Krispy Kreme, I like all of them,” she said.
Krispy Kreme Perth also offers 12 varieties of shakes and predicts to sell more than 5,000 this week.