First Krispy Kreme customer waiting in line

Sunday, June 9th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa's first Krispy Kreme store in Tulsa doesn't open until Tuesday, but one die-hard doughnut fanatic is already waiting in line.

Ken Rank promised his daughter she would have the first doughnut off the conveyer belt. So, he rolled his mobile home into the drive though at 71st and 169.

Krispy Kreme opens Tuesday at 5:30 AM, but until then, he'll have to wait. "Roughing it for me is like a black and white TV, so I figured I'd bring my mobile home out here. I've got an awning, I've got a little air conditioning, TV, bathroom. I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me.” And, no one does.

The workers at Krispy Kreme have already snuck Ken one free doughnut to hold him over until Tuesday.