An enterprising Minnesota student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme donuts, which he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area, said he quit the service after receiving a warning from the pastry giant.  There have been no Krispy Kreme stores in Minnesota in 11 years.
"I've been told I need to shut down operations," Jayson Gonzalez, 21, of Champlin, Minnesota, wrote to his Facebook followers. "I expected it to come eventually, but it came early."
Gonzalez would drive 270 miles to a Krispy Kreme store in Clive, Iowa, pack his car with up to 1
He charged $ 17 to $ 20 per box. He said some of their customers spent almost $ 100 each time. Gonzalez said he did not receive a discount from the Iowa store where he bought donuts. Gonzalez, a senior who studied accounting at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, used the profits to pay down his student debt, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which reported on its commitment last month.
But less than a week after the St. Paul Pioneer Press report, Gonzalez received a phone call from Krispy Kreme's Nebraska office asking him to stop. The senior manager studying accounting at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul said he was told that his sale created a responsibility for the North Carolina-based company.
In a statement Sunday night, Krispy Kreme said it was looking into the matter.
"We appreciate Jayson's passion for Krispy Kreme and his entrepreneurial spirit as he continues his education," the statement states.
Gonzalez, also known as "The Donut Guy", would have made his 20th run to Iowa on Saturday.
"Life is happening, and it may be a sign that something else it meant to be," Gonzalez wrote on Facebook.