Excellent news for anyone who, like myself, firmly believes the sun rises and sets around donuts: Krispy Kreme now offers delivery. That's right – you can get fresh, hot, original or original, or whatever your favorite, donuts brought right to your door without having to step outside. What's more, the delivery services are rolling out in conjunction with Krispy Kreme's new online ordering system, which means that you do not have to actually talk to a single human being in order to get your donuts, either . Honestly, it's as if they were tailor-made for me. Donuts! Brought right to my home! With minimal human interaction! It's a literal dream come true!
(Seriously. I've actually, legitimately dreamed of this day. And now it's actually here. Both online ordering and delivery for Krispy Kreme were just announced; they are only available in select places right now. However, according to Krispy Kreme's website, the company hopes to roll out online ordering to all locations by the end of the year, as well as increase the number of locations at which delivery is available over time.
You can currently order Krispy Kreme delivery (by extension, access the online ordering platform) in 15 states plus Washington, DC: California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Note, though, that only select locations within these states will drive donuts to your door – and some states have more locations available than others. California, Georgia, and North Carolina, for example, are awash in Krispy Kreme bakeries with delivery; they have somewhere between 18 and 22 locations with the services available. On the other hand, though, a few states – Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, and Michigan – have but one option for delivery. If so, your mileage may vary depending on where you are. You can find the full list of locations with delivery on Krispy Kreme's website; You've got to be within about five miles of any of these locations in order to deliver to you.
Note, too, that the delivery menu is somewhat limited, as well. At the moment, you can only order boxes of donuts at the boxes, along with Krispy Kreme's "Brew Boxes" – cardboard contraptions that hold 96 ounces of Krispy Kreme coffee – and bottled drinks. Alas, which you can get a single, solitary donut delivered to you whenever you want it's at least 12 donuts, or none at all. But hey, at least you can customize your boxes! Right now, many locations allow you to order boxes of boxes Original Glazed donuts, and boxes Original Filled donuts, and Classic Assorted boxes, and patriotic-looking July 4th boxes – you can build your own box, picking out each individual Donate to make just the right assortment according to your own tastes. Your order has to be at least $ 7.99 in order to qualify for delivery; Joe Raedle / Getty Images News / Getty Images
This is actually the first time Krispy Kreme has offered delivery. Back in 2016, the company partnered with Uber Eats – and even now, a number of Krispy Kreme locations across the country are available on a handful of gig economy delivery platforms, including GrubHub, Postmates, and DoorDash.
But this time, Krispy Kreme is handling the delivery themselves, rather than outsourcing it. That does mean, as the company notes on its website, that delivery is "contingent on the individual delivery providers" coverage areas – hence its current limited availability. However, Krispy Kreme does “expect to increase the number of… shops that offer delivery over time”; what's more, online ordering itself – which can also be used for pickup orders – will be available at all locations by the end of 2019. (Or at least, that's the company's plan.) So, hey, even if Krispy Kreme doesn't delivery to you specifically yet, they might in the future.
You can find out more about Krispy Kreme's online ordering and delivery services here. Now if you won't excuse me, I'm going to get another pot of coffee on while I wait for my own box to arrive.