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A Hole In One

Fri., July 18, 1997, midnight

Travel through just about any Southern city, and it’s hard to miss the green, white and red Krispy Kreme sign promising ethereal doughnuts coated in a crunchy, sweet glaze. As of Thursday, Krispy Kreme became an official part of American history: the latest inductee into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Among the memorabilia is a contraption called the Ring King Junior doughnut-making machine. Missing, however, is Krispy Kreme’s secret recipe, stashed in a vault in North Carolina.

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