Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    The 20 Best Songs We Heard In June

    "Big Blue Hole," David Olney "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, all them saints are dead and gone / Amy Winehouse and Curt Cobain, they ain't comin' back here again." David Olney is like the black sheep rounder uncle the family wanted you to stay away from. A former running bud of Townes van Zandt, Oln ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Let's Just Rename Houston Doughnutville: Krispy Kreme is Returning to Our Fair City

    Remember back in August when we relayed the Chronicle's initial report that Dunkin' Donuts was planning to open 60 stores in Houston during the next five years? Well, the doughnut craze is still going strong. This week, the Chronicle reported that Krispy Kreme is making a Houston comeback. The chai ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Doughnut Spots

    The rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Houston's Top Ten Doughnut Spots

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Tale of the Tape, "Butchered National Anthem" Category: Alexis Normand vs Frank Drebin

    Music is a tough business. Thousands of artists are writing and performing tens of thousands of songs every day for little to no wage, trying to strike it big and gain some degree of relevance. However, in the Darwinian age of the internet, YouTube, iTunes, and a thousand different television chann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Austinite Videos Himself Being Rejected Every Day for 100 Days

    Anyone who owns a business or, for that matter, lives on planet earth, has had to face rejection. It might be from a potential business parter or a potential romantic partner. You think you are offering a great deal. You get your pitch together and it all goes thud right in your face. It's horrifyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Better than Shipley's: Classic Donuts

    ​Long ago, I accepted Shipley's dominance of Houston as a case of always had, always will. The warm glazed donuts at the Ella Shipley's are indeed superb, but I avoid other locations. I was thrilled when Krispy Kreme entered the market, with their ethereally light donuts, but after a few doz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Food Fight: Battle Glazed Raised Donut

    Front row: Christy's, Fresh & Best. Back row: Dunkin', Shipley.​Was it Alexis de Tocqueville or Jonathan Gold who said, "Every city gets the donuts it deserves"? Either way, you have to wonder what Houston did to deserve Shipley Do-Nuts. The Shipleys may be lovely people, and the corporation g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Surely, Matthew Dresden knew he was poking at a snake pit when he spoke ill of Shipley's Do-Nuts in today's Food Fight. Commenter Trisch responded to him with a veritable blog post of her own: "Maybe, just maybe, if I'd eaten them warm, this piece might have read more like Robb Walsh's paean ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 2010

    Our Year

    Will Texans make it to playoffs?

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Wine-O: Ex-Spiritual Rapper Set To Go "Bang Bang"

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #27 Warm Glazed Donuts at Shipley's on Ella

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Chef Chat: Roth Ouch, Donut Jedi

    ​Roth Ouch, owner and head baker of Donald's Donuts (435 El Dorado Blvd.), has continued the trade his mother and father began 16 years ago. We visited his kid-friendly bakery and talked about what it takes to be a donut jedi. Eating Our Words: How did your family get involved in the donut bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Game Time: Shaq And Dwight Howard Battle Over Who Is The Real Fruit Of Jor-El's Loins

    ​Back when I was a little kid on the mean streets of Austin (Yep, I lived there for two years during my youth) in the mid-`70's, me and a few of my fellow second-graders would play Star Wars during recess. We would pretend the jungle gym was the Millenium Falcon, the area behind the rocks was Tato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    HISD Superintendent Terry Grier Sings The Banana Song

    Photos by Margaret Downing​Not since the days of former superintendent Billy Reagan has the Houston media had a chance to sit down in a media roundtable with the superintendent of the Houston ISD, but Tuesday morning Superintendent Terry Grier rejuvenated the discarded tradition and invited the Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    HISD Superintendent Terry Grier Sings The Banana Song

    Photos by Margaret Downing​Not since the days of former superintendent Billy Reagan has the Houston media had a chance to sit down in a media roundtable with the superintendent of the Houston ISD, but Tuesday morning Superintendent Terry Grier rejuvenated the discarded tradition and invited ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Donut Patrol: Shipley's on Ella

    ​When I started the Donut Patrol, I asked readers if there was any particular Shipley's location that was better than all the others. The consensus seems to be that the little old bakery just north of 610 on Ella is the place to get your doughnuts. On Wednesday, a commenter named mamamia2 wro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Donut Patrol: Breakfast and a Floor Show

    ​There's a picture window in the front of Shipley's Donuts on North Main where you can watch the baker rolling out the dough for each new batch of donuts. While you're standing in line, you can look over to the right and see the donuts coming out of the fryer and getting glazed. It's not quite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Smallpox vaccination scars are sexy as hell.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup at Eating Our Words, where we never roll less than three sous-chefs deep, y'all. Paul Knight started off the week by attending the Grand Opening of Lucky Strike Lanes and sampling their grub. We'll spare you the in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Donut Patrol: Southern Maid Raised and Glazed

    ​Southern Maid raised donuts fill a hole in my life. The hole where the Krispy Kreme used to be. On March 8, 2006, a day that will live in infamy, Krispy Kreme closed its six Houston locations due to a dispute with franchisee Lone Star Donuts Ltd. The North Carolina donut chain still has locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Miami, Meet Blue Bell Ice Cream

    Another day, another territory conquered by the little creamery in Brenham.In stories that echo the hyperventilation that accompanied every opening of a Krispy Kreme here (and what ever happened to them?), media in Florida are breathlessly counting down the days until Blue Bell ice cream hits Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Get Your Free Election Day Stuff (And Maybe Break the Law)

    Don't forget, Election Day is a great day for freebies. If you need a cab ride to the polls, it's free. Or at least the first $25 of the ride is. (Contrary to rumors, riding the bus or train is not free today, unless you live in Dallas or Austin or some other hippie town.) Then you can get a free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    The Shepherd Stroll

    Although I was more or less familiar with every stretch of Shepherd Drive, I didn't know its headwaters up by I-45 and Veterans Memorial very well at all. I had a vague idea that there were a bunch of junkyards up there — but the farthest north I tend to venture up in that direction is the Sea ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    Sandwich Circus

    A California-style Vietnamese cafe is the cool new thing on Bellaire Boulevard

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Stairway to Heaven

    Gauging 2005's rock deaths with the Greil Marcus Death Meter

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005

    Roll Aid

    It's an all-day skate-apalooza at the Texas Skate Jam

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2005

    Big Chicken

    Comedian/pitchman Bruce Bruce wings it at the Improv

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    One More for the Road

    Local musicians regale us with more tales of woe, joy and debauchery

  • Music

    February 17, 2005
  • Calendar

    November 25, 2004

    Teruya's Bag

    The junk art at DiverseWorks is food for thought

  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    Cornfed Keyboards

    America is bullish on the Faint. But can the band pick stocks as well as it spots trends?

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Got It, Flaunt It

    Those campaign donations aren't buying yard signs and pamphlets

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Cyndi Lauper

    Sunday, April 25

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Doughnuts

    Christy's Donuts

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    A Prickly Pair of Problems

    Cactus Music and Video battles to keep its marquee and to get the Eagles on its shelves

  • Dining

    January 16, 2003

    Globalization's McBacklash

    Guatemala’s Pollo Campero has American fast-food franchises running scared

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Acid Trips

    Sit your ass down and enjoy the vibes

  • Dining

    August 8, 2002

    How Do You Take It?

    Our intrepid driving diner discovers the Bright & Early Coffee stand and why Houstonians like their brew weak

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    One More Time

    Houston's Image Problems, Part LCXVII

  • Culture

    November 22, 2001

    The Artist's Life

    Tierney Malone turns a few of his favorite things into dramatic graphic images

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    You Gotta Have Heart

    Stages scores with a tender West Texas transplant

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    September 10, 1998
  • Calendar

    July 23, 1998
  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Absolutely for Sale

    Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work