We love donuts. Back when I was in school there used to be a donut shop called Mr. Donut, and the nearest outlet I could remember and the one we used to visit was the one in Rihab Complex. Well, that one’s not to be seen anymore and of late (last coupla years) we have been having all these donut places popping up (and disappearing too).
The 2 most prominent donut places now are Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme (who shall hereinafter be referred to as DD and KK respectively) . KK beats DD with the number of outlets and their new concept of opening kiosks in Co-ops bringing the donut closer to home and in a quick access format. Yes, they have a shop in almost every major mall, with their production facilities wide open to the public. They even have outlets in Nuwaiseeb and Umm Al Haiman…. and not to forget their ‘dozen delivery’ accessible at 1-822-833
DD on the other hand I feel has got it all wrong with the outlets. They have outlets in some malls but I have seen a weird one near the banking complex opp. the McDonalds. No way someone is going to stop and order donuts there…unless that is some kind of home delivery distribution center which caters to the banks and offices. They have one on the Gulf Street also right next to McD’s but getting there is a tricky one again. They are going to open one on Amman Street, and I am already trying to figure out where to park.
But the best thing about DD is the munchkins. Well they call it the holes in the Donut, but I found it an easy way to indulge in Donuts without having to live with the guilt of having wolfed down the one with the hole in it. You get 25 for a KD and you can double it too.
Other outlets include the Donut King which still exists in Maidan Hawalli, and Gonuts Donuts which seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth after their entry…