Sweet history of doughnuts

POSTED: 11:24 AM PDT Jun 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jun 02, 2016 

In honor of Friday's National Doughnut Day, take a look at the history of this deep-fried treat.

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One of the country's most famous doughnut retailers got its start in Depression-era Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1937. Vernon Rudolph and two of his friends used a secret recipe and borrowed money to create a batch of doughnuts called Krispy Kremes, which they then delivered door-to-door.


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