BUZZ: More doughnuts equal more money for state government?

Posted by ADAM BEAM on February 21, 2014 

The doughnut conveyor belt will be even more visible to customers when the Cayce eatery completes renovations at the end of the month. The store will move its entrance to the Knox Abbott Drive side of the building and add a barstool seating area facing 12th Street. It also will add an espresso bar and begin offering the Kool Kreme ice cream products.

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— State Sen. Glenn Reese -- who owns a Kristpy Kreme franchise in Spartanburg -- was late to a committee meeting on Friday because his employees had to make 2,000 dozen doughnuts by 7 a.m.

"Business is good," he declared.

Reese was one of the senators listening to the state's public safety agencies make their formal budget requests. Based on his business, Reese said he expects South Carolina to have more money to spend this year.

"Based on what I see in doughnuts, I expect to see an extra $100 million," Reese said.

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