Nutritional information about each doughnut is available from the Krispy Kreme online menu. Click on the product to open the product page, and select the nutritional information link. An original glazed doughnut has 190 calories, 99 of which are from fat.
Vernon Randolph began selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to Winston Salem, North Carolina, grocers in 1937. Randolph used a recipe he had purchased from a New Orleans French chef. Due to the demand of passersby to purchase the doughnuts they could smell cooking, Randolph cut a hole in the wall from which he sold the product, thus creating the first Krispy Kreme shop. At the time of Randolph's death in 1973, there were 60 regional shops in the chain.
In 1963, Krispy Kreme began using an automated production process that eliminated the hand-making of doughnuts. The system dropped the dough into hot oil, flipped the doughnuts to cook the other side and moved them to an automatic glazer. Employees lifted the finished product to boxes and racks for customers.
Krispy Kreme spread across the United States and opened its first international location in Canada in 2001. By 2012, the chain had a total of 500 international locations, operating in 21 international markets. In February 2015, store number 1,000 opened in Kansas City, Kansas.