Krispy Kreme has its own eclipse planned the weekend of the big event: The Rome store at 1602 Turner McCall Blvd. will be among those doing the chocolate dip of the original starting Saturday, Aug. 19, again on Sunday, Aug. 20 and then on Monday, Aug. 21. Look for the “hot and ready” sign to see when the coated doughnuts will be available. The bigger picture:
The media release: For the first time, Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed Doughnuts will be eclipsed by a mouth-watering chocolate glaze to coincide with the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21 at participating U.S. shops. Guests also can get an early taste of this limited-time doughnut during evening Hot Light™ hours Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20. “The solar eclipse is a rare occasion providing a total sensory experience for viewers across the continental U.S. Chocolate will have the same effect as we introduce a first-time chocolate glazing of our iconic Original Glazed Doughnut,” said Jackie Woodward, Chief Marketing Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “The Chocolate Glazed Doughnut is a delicious way to experience the solar eclipse – no matter where you are – and we can’t wait for fans to try it.” The Krispy Kreme Chocolate Glazed Doughnut features the classic Original Glazed Doughnut, smothered in a rich chocolate glaze. Guests who visit participating Krispy Kreme shops can see the chocolate glaze waterfall as the doughnuts are prepared, smell the aroma of chocolate wafting through the shop and taste the familiar Original Glazed Doughnut smothered in a new delicious chocolate.
The Waffle House in Pendleton, S.C., is having an esclipe party. The plan: “We’ll be having some games outside in the parking lot, passing out eclipse glasses (while supplies last) and inside we’ll be serving up Blueberry Waffles.”