QUESTION: What is the real name of the following company?
A) Dunking Donuts
B) Dunkin' Doughnuts
C) Dunking Doughnuts
D) Dunkin' Donuts
It would be strange indeed to discover an American who has never in their life ever had a doughnut. Those people may truly exist, but that is not to say they are happy. Sure, they are probably physically fit - or more physically fit than they would be if they did consume doughnuts - but there is definitely something about these delectable treats that make you want to go back for more. Displayed in our Toy Box is a tin canister adorned with the friendly colors and logo of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. There are no doughnuts in it (we checked), but it does remind us of these wonderfully fluffy treats.
The man behind Krispy Kreme was Vernon Rudolph. Born in 1915, Rudolph came of age during the Great Depression in Paducah, Kentucky, where he helped his uncle Ishmael Armstrong run a grocery store. Things weren't going so well for business, until Armstrong bought a recipe for light and fluffy doughnuts from a chef on an Ohio River barge named Joseph LeBeouf. At least that's the popular story. One could call it the doughnut recipe that launched a franchise. Rudolph took the doughnut recipe with him to Nashville, Tennessee, where he opened his first doughnut shop in 1934. Three years later, he moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where the headquarters for the doughnut giant remain to this day. Krispy Kreme stores are now spread across the globe, from Bahrain to Turkey, Australia to Colombia, India to South Korea, Puerto Rico to -- well, you get the idea. They continue to broaden their appeal by tapping into the odd-sounding healthy doughnut market, producing low-calorie options. If you have never tried a Krispy Kreme, they are worth the effort. But, if you would rather just enjoy their tin, come on over to the American Treasure Tour!
ANSWER: D) Dunkin' Donuts. There's nothing grammatically correct about their name whatsoever.