An entrepreneurial Minnesota college student, who would drive hundreds of miles to the nearest Krispy Kreme and resell the confections, was told to shut down his operations by the doughnut maker.
Less than a week after Jayson Gonzalez, 21, was featured in a St. Paul Pioneer Press story, the doughnut giant called and told him his business created a liability and to stop.
“Unfortunately the run for this Saturday will not be taking place, as I have been told I have to shut down operations,” Gonzalez wrote Thursday on social media. “I figured it would come eventually, but it arrived early with the surrounding articles. Life happens, and it could be a sign that something else (is) meant to be.”
Gonzalez, 21, is a senior studying accounting at Metropolitan State University.
Gonzalez would drive 270 miles to Clive, Iowa, load up 100 boxes filled with a dozen doughnuts, then return to campus and sell boxes for up to $20 each. Some customers would shell out $100 for doughnuts.
Saturday would have been his 20th doughnut run.
Krispy Kreme did not comment to The Associated Press.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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