Rudolph Muldong, left, relaxes with his son Nicholas in the Nut Tree parking lot in Vacaville Monday evening while waiting for the grand opening of Krispy Kreme doughnuts Tuesday morning. Muldong secured his spot Sunday evening as the first in line for the grand opening. The first 100 attendees will recieve free doughnuts for a year. (Adam Smith/Daily Republic)
VACAVILLE — They came by the dozens throughout the day Monday, each set to claim a shot at free doughnuts for a year.
That’s the prize for the first 100 customers to step through the doors early Tuesday as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts opens up shop in the greater Nut Tree retail area.
Some 70 people had secured their place in line by midafternoon Monday. They did not need to queue up immediately – instead they were checked in and given wristbands, and admonished to remain in the area. As the afternoon wore on into early evening, though, people took their places.
The first person in line when the store opens Tuesday will receive one free dozen original glazed doughnuts a week for a year, plus a grand opening T-shirt. The next 99 in line will receive a free dozen glazed doughnuts a month for a year, in addition to the T-shirt. The next 50 in line will receive a commemorative T-shirt.
The Krispy Kreme shop is located at 1620 E. Monte Vista Ave., Suite 102.
Susan Winlow and Adam Smith contributed to this report. Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.
Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.