Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Donut News: Two Weddings and a Robbery

Be on the look out for a guy with a laser pointer and a pillow case. He robbed a recent donut shop in Metarie, LA. Here's a bit:
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office was looking Friday for a man who held up a Metairie doughnut shop wearing a pillowcase with eyeholes cut out and armed with a laser pointer... The robber walked into Tastee Donuts... behind the counter was a 61-year-old Metairie woman. The robber waved a red laser pointer at her and demanded money from the safe, threatening to kill her if she didn't comply.
And if that's not all... I offer up this nuptials nugget: Two Couples Say I Do to a Dunkin' DOnuts Wedding. Good grief. Here's a bit:
A hint of pink, a touch of orange and incredible centerpieces. Goin' to the chapel has never sounded so delicious! John Townsend and Michele Sarao and Jeff Dewald and Margaret Neary's wedding plans just got a lot sweeter. America has voted, John and Michele and Jeff and Margaret will be walking down the Dunkin' Donuts aisle to say their vows.

John and Michele of West Milford, NJ and Jeff and Margaret of Philadelphia, PA were among six finalist couples in the New York- and Philadelphia-areas who were chosen out of scores of wedding hopefuls in the Dunkin' Donuts Hole-y Matrimony Contest. Their outrageous proposal stories won each couple an all expense-paid wedding at a Dunkin' Donuts shop and a honeymoon trip to The Islands Of The Bahamas.

Dunkin' Donuts was inspired to throw the unique weddings in response to the "Hole-y Matrimony" survey,* about American's behaviors and attitudes relating to weddings. Only 32 percent of respondents characterized most of the weddings they have attended as fun. It's no wonder that 73 percent of the people surveyed would say I DO to doing something a little bit over-the-top if they were the ones getting married.
You can take a peek at the lovely couples here. I heard they registered for the gift registry at McDonalds and Blockbuster.

On the personal front, I had two donuts recently... both from an indie donut shop. I had a chocolate frosted and a chocolate honey dipped.

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