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)

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People line up for Krispy Kreme opening

By April 16, 2014

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

Glen Faison

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.

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  • JazzAzzApril 15, 2014 - 6:20 am

    Well it figures that Vacaville would get another great business leaving Fairfield in the dust. I think Fairfield may have been considered, but with all the bullets flying in town Krispy Kremes figured they'd end up with more holes in their donuts than intended. Hey but where could a safer place than a donut shop be, after all since half of the cops in town would be hangout out there :-)

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  • Steven KarstenApril 15, 2014 - 6:30 am

    LMAO good one dad

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  • The MisterApril 15, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Good one, Jazzy!!

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  • BaseballmomApril 15, 2014 - 7:17 am

    I think they have moved on to lattes and croissants... At least it looks that way these days....

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  • My2centsApril 15, 2014 - 6:57 am

    Krispy Cream....yummmmmm.

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  • CD BrooksApril 15, 2014 - 7:02 am

    Wow, bust out the insulin and defibrillators! Glad Vaca got that one.

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  • JBDragonApril 15, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    Ya, why would Fairfield want any more jobs or tax revenue to come to this town!

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  • Rich GiddensApril 15, 2014 - 7:03 am

    Secret weapon of mass destruction---krispy kreme donut bread pudding. Let's not good there for the good of humanity and waist lines.

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  • mescApril 15, 2014 - 7:33 am

    Great lesson to teach one's child. WORK & JOB do not matter. Employment - not important. Sitting around wasting time to get unhealthy (but good tasting) donuts .. now that's important.

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  • CD BrooksApril 15, 2014 - 7:51 am

    Jelly Donut is an institution here. We don’t need no stinking Krispy Kreme!

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  • The MisterApril 15, 2014 - 8:02 am

    No threat to Jelly Donut. It's like comparing Baldo's to Taco Bell. (Oh I would love a #24 this morning!)

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  • Rich GiddensApril 15, 2014 - 12:32 pm


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  • skApril 16, 2014 - 11:44 am

    But OH SO GOOD :-). The glazed donuts appears so light and airy compared to others HEAVY IN THE GUT ones. I wonder how their calorie, sugar count compare???

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