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Residents Prepare For Opening Of First Krispy Kreme In Maine

SACO, Maine - Maine residents are camping out a full day in advance to prepare for the state's first ever Krispy Kreme in Saco.
 
The store is scheduled to open Tuesday at 6 a.m. following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials. Festivities celebrating the opening began Monday, with live music, movies and prizes.
 
Officials said prizes included a year of free doughnuts to the first 100 people in line.
 
Robert Briggs, the executive director of Saco Main Street, says the first customers staked out a place in line around 3 a.m. Monday.
 
Krispy Kreme hired more than 70 employees for the Saco store. Cort Mendez, the franchise owner, is also opening a Krispy Kreme shop in Auburn.