Don Lerman Convinces President Of Krispy Kreme to Hold Contest In 2001
Back in 2001 I camped out all night to be the 1st costumer at the new East Meadow L.I. Krispy kreme donuts. I meet Ken Grimbal a local Cable reporter from new 12 ,he had done a peice on the Matzoh ball contest with me,I asked him to if he could get me on the air , there I met Sylvia Carter Newsday reporter who had me demonstrate eating a dozen donuts and also ran a 4 page spread on me in L.I. Newsday my hometown paper, there I met the president of Kripy kreme donuts who was interested in a donut eating contest but the president of franchises nixed the idea saying it wouldn’t dignify it with a contest
and it would make them look bad. you can see the president first from the left and a 142 lb thin Don Lerman in the far right in a black Tee shirt , next to Ken Grimbal holding the microphone , they neverhad the contest, but I was sceduled to cut the ribbon at the new Philadelphia Krispy Kreme location in the near future. Now I understand that some 5000 people have signed up for a contest” all to my early efforts , you can thank me ”..