Krispy Kreme

There are two kinds of people in this world -- those who love Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and those who are wrong. For those in the former group, there's now a "Hot Light" app for Android. Using sophisticated doughnut technology, it triangulates your position relative to nearby Krispy Kreme eateries and then notifies you whether the "Hot Now" sign is on -- and it'll alert when you the switch is thrown.

It is simultaneously the most happy (for when that sweet, sweet notification comes in) and sad (light no blinky) Android app we've ever used.

We've got download links after the break.

Via @JayMassey

There are 32 comments

toramorigan says:

Sadly the closest Krispy Kreme is out of a comfortable driving distance for me. :<

Not to mention as much as I LOVE their doughnuts, I rarely by them. (Damn diet.)

MowDownJoe says:

New Jersey doesn't have Krispy Kremes... Dunkin Donuts owns the donut racket in this state...

Pretty sure there's one right down the street from me in Collingswood. Just sayin.

tronthedon says:

One search in Google Maps would say you're wrong. One location in the state ftw

themuffinman says:

LMAO, this is awesome. I got one a few minutes away from me.

stonefeet says:

terrible donuts (airy sugar bombs) but they get an A+ for creativity in the app

CeluGeek says:

YES! I knew I couldn't be the only one! Krispy Kreme doughnuts are too much sugar and not enough substance.

Cyrilmak says:

But, but... Oprah says they are good. And look at her!

Cyrilmak says:

But, but... Oprah says they are good. And look at her!

rwb501 says:

If you're like me, this is a fat kids dream come true!

JFetch says:

Apparently it only lists Krispy Kreme owned stores, and not stores that sell Krispy Kreme. I can't drive an hour for something I can buy at a gas station down the street.

themuffinman says:

I would have thought this would have been pretty evident. The krispy kreme donuts you get at grocery stores and gas stations are days old if not longer where as the ones you get at the actual krispy kreme store is literally minutes old to a few hours. Their standard glazed donuts are made fresh right there so they can have a sign saying hot. How can a gas station have a sign saying hot when those donuts had to be trucked in?

wpavlik2 says:

There is NOTHING like eating a Krispy Kreme right off the line.

delthor7 says:

" and those who are wrong." Hahaha so true...

truk999 says:

Despite being one of the fattest regions in the USA, if not the world, Northeast Wisconsin had all of our locations close down a few years apparently you can consider Krispy Kreme "health food".

MrJedi says:

Phil do you actually live close to the Shawnee Mission Krispy Kreme, or did you just pick a random location in KS? Just thought it was weird considering it is the closest Krispy Kreme to me :-)

Heh. Cheated a little. That's a screen shot from the app description. My light is still off. :(

klownin816 says:

Hah! I thought the exact thing when I saw the screen shot. It's the closest one to me as well lol.

radgatt says:

Krispy kreme is right up the street and dunkin doughnuts is about a mile down the road so i am good either way.

flighinhigh says:

My light is on, but I am ignoring it...I love them but they do not love me.

icebike says:

Still like my Starbucks app and the ability to (over)pay right from the phone.

I can't get near a Krispy Kreme store without blowing my diet for a week. If they added pay-by-scan like Starbucks I'd weigh 400 pounds.

bmidd says:


Croak#AC says:

Please, do not further dishonor the good name of donuts by calling a standard Krispy Kreme a donut.

It may be appealing to some and I've got no problem with people who like air and sugar held together with a touch of dough. But you need to realize that a standard KK is to a donut what a McDonald's patty is to sirloin steak.

wabyrd says:

Krispy Kreme is only good when you don't have access to Shipley's Do-Nuts. I'll take a Shipley's ANY day over a Krispy Kreme. When I lived in Colorado, the first thing I hit was either Shipley's or Whataburger when I crossed back into Texas!

DavidJ726 says:

Drover down to Houston for Thanksgiving, the 1st place I stopped at when I got there was a Whataburger. Wish they had one up here in Kansas City...

DavidJ726 says:

Hey! I'm right down the street from Shawnee Mission, think I'll run over there now :-)

tronthedon says:

*waiting on the Dunkin' Donuts version*

Parker Clack says:

It really is a small world with so many of in this thread that are in and around Kansas City. Also, having lived in Houston for years you are making me hungry for What A Burger.

dr.who says:

I live in London, UK and it says the nearest store is 3343 miles away. Seems a bit too far to go. Sob

putertech says:

I'd love to have it, but KK got chased outtta town by DD

wpavlik2 says:

Dunkin has better coffee and filled donuts, but there's nothing like fresh hot Krispy Kreme.

hairball45 says:

Only the Speedway gas station and Kroger sell KK's around here, and the nearest Dunkin is 25 mi away. There are, however, a couple of real bakeries that sell Donuts, and some folks are fond of Tim Hortons. Heck, even Wal-mart puts out a pretty fair 'nut. None of the above have Android apps to declare the freshness though.