If you can’t guess, we are massively in love with donuts. There are many choices on the donut horizon, and while we have a soft spot for independent donut bakeries, there’s a good reason why some big brands do so well. Krispy Kreme continues to lead the pack when it comes to big donut brands. Here’s just a few of the reasons why.

1. The Sign

Krispy Kreme Donuts Hot Light

It’s the glowing red sign that draws donut lovers in from miles around. Some have even developed a sixth sense about the sign, because nothing beats a fresh, hot, recently glazed donut. Fresh. Hot. Available Now. The three best things that you want to read about your latest donut score. Not only that, but Krispy Kreme has an app that pinpoints the freshest, most delicious donuts.

2. Fresh Donuts Are Made In The House


When you go to a Krispy Kreme at the right time, you can see the donutologists toiling away over the hot glaze and jelly filling. Everything’s made fresh in-house, leaving nothing to chance. For the most adventurous donut loving individuals, you can head over to their North Carolina headquarters to try to get a glimpse of their secret recipe.

3. Taste Test Winner!

Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts

When it comes to national brands, several taste tests, including one by FoodandWine.com, rank Krispy Kreme’s original glazed donut as superior to the donuts from other brands. With such praises as “lighter than air” texture and claiming that a molecular gastronomy chef would have created something similar if asked to create a donut, Krispy Kreme’s original offering tops the charts.

4. Krispy Kreme is a World Record Holder

Krispy Kreme Largest Box Donuts

We don’t know about you, but there’s something alluring about knowing that Krispy Kreme holds the world record for the largest box of donuts. Nearly 300 pounds, packed with 2,700 donuts. This record was set by the Kuwait Food Co., Americana with a gigantic replica box. Set in 2009, we think that it’s about time for a sequel.

5. Awesome Free Hats

Krispy Kreme Donuts Hat

World records and free hats, too? Sign us up! Krispy Kreme has been around since 1937, and honors that tradition by giving away the diner-style hats. Employees long ago got to wear these and now they’re especially popular with the kids. Get ready to glaze!

6. The Free Donut Lottery

Krispy Kreme Glazed Donuts

Nothing beats fresh-baked and free. Krispy Kreme turns on the hot sign at many times throughout the day, but sometimes the demand isn’t as much as it could be. If you happen by before the end of the day and they have extras…they can be yours for the price of free. There are also other opportunities to score free donuts, like for special causes and days.

7. Who Ya Gonna Call? Krispy Kreme!

Not counting the 44 varieties of donuts on offer, Krispy Kreme also has an upcoming Ghostbusters themed donut to coincide with the release of the new movie. The donut will be marshmallow-filled and, in comparison to a recent Dunkin’ Donut’s offering, wins hands down. Apparently, not many people see the point of Peeps on donuts.

Krispy Kreme is offering different shapes, sizes, and flavors all the time. Even though the glazed is the top seller, it’s not the only reason to set foot in the store. There are baseball themed donuts, summer themed donuts, and more. Try them all!

While everyone certainly has their own preferences when it comes to donuts, it’s easy to see why Krispy Kreme should be considered for the best. They have many different varieties to appeal to any taste, and best of all, you can get them fresh.