Meanwhile, In Blanchardstown


At the 24/7 drive-thru at Krispy Kreme in Blanchardstown, Dublin

Last night.

Outside the 24/7 drive-thru at Krispy Kreme in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Kasia Zabłotna writes:

Since the opening of Krispy Kreme, residents of the Grove Court Apartments can not sleep peacefully, every night there is team trumpeting for donuts … even at 2.30 am. Children can not sleep, baby cries awakened repeatedly. People who live here, for nearly a week are going through a nightmare.

Watch a video of the queuing cars honking at 11.15pm last night here.


Previously: While You Were Sleeping

64 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Blanchardstown

  1. Fergus the Magic Postman

    The video looks like absolute hell. Can’t imagine how bad it would be while failing to keep kids asleep. I say failing, because it would be impossible to sleep through that racket.

  2. anne

    What are they beeping for? Beep if you’re a loser waiting for a donut at 11 at night on a Monday sorta thing?

  3. Bertie Blenkinsop

    Why would queue for a doughnut for hours at any time of day, never mind late at night?
    It’s like some kind of collective madness.

    1. Jeffrey

      Europe becoming more and more Americanised via those ott corporations. Nothing knew, cant wait for liter buckets of coca-cola in McDonalds.

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          Yourself and Vanilly could form a band Millie…..
          Can’t think what you’d call it though :)

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          I think…..
          the drive thru is 24 hr
          The walk in is 11.

          That’s just what I’ve heard

        2. Joe Small

          The shop closes at 11, the drive thru is 24 hours. Krispy Kreme has to figure this out or the Council should just close them down after 11pm. Intolerable.

  4. Nelly Not On You

    This have given me depression. Next we need those drive thru off licenses they have in America where the server is wearing a tiny bikini. Let’s just get there quicker.

    1. Increasing Displacement

      Used to love them in Aus
      Drive in, they put the cold case of beer in your boot
      Go home….take your socially acceptable drug

  5. theo kretschmar schuldorff

    I haven’t bought a doughnut in a long time.
    Has doughnut deliciousness improved dramatically, or just the madness of people?
    What a nightmare for Kasia and her neighbours. Hope the gaurds can sort this out (if they’re not in the queue)

  6. Frilly Keane

    the 24hr Maccie D’s does doughnuts
    and apple pies
    and muffins
    and Mcfluffys

    so given the choice Broadsheeters
    Big Mac Meal (regular – we’re not pigs)
    and an apple pie

    or this doughnut jam

  7. rotide

    I’m sort of genuinely outraged at this.

    Like, be a complete bellend and queue at 2.30 in the morning for confectionary by all means, but the beeping thing is so carelessly antisocial that I can’t believe the cops aren’t involved.

    1. scottser

      I have visions of the KK manager outside holding up a caramel creme pointing at a honker, going ‘one more time buddy, and this donut gets.stood on..’

    2. ReproButina

      Isn’t the use of the car horn restricted to certain hours under the rules of the road? On the spot fines there would heat the Blanch Barracks for the Winter.

      Selfish morons.

  8. jack jones

    Krispy Kreme Ireland
    59 mins ·
    Following from the well-received opening of our new store in Blanchardstown Centre, we are aware that a small number of customers using the drive thru service have been beeping their car horns late at night. We are naturally asking them to stop and we do apologise to local residents who are affected by this. To help encourage drivers to be respectful of residents we are getting signage made asking them to be quiet in the area and looking into other options to improve the situation. We are also engaging with the centre management team to control traffic congestion in the store vicinity. We are working to prevent this and we ask all customers coming to the drive thru to respect the area and the residents who live nearby.

    1. Ian-O

      What’s really sickening is that they would just let this happen without complaints being made so public.

      They care about one thing and one thing only – profits from their high sugar, high carb, low nutrient crap.

      No intention of ever eating a donut again, let alone a crispy cream (I am not spelling it with a f*cking K thank you.)

      As to the scum beeping their horns, what sort of brain damaged idiot queues for a donut? Seriously?

      I’d imagine they would have some haul of muffin (tops) already.

  9. Wendy Reilly

    Blanch is a joke since Krispy Kremes opened, Traffic worse than xmas, cant understand why Blanchardstown managers are even letting it go on.
    Ill be boycotting the place till its sorted.
    Liffey Valley it is.

    1. Dhaughton99

      Watch where you are parking in LV. The locals are back at cutting the exhausts of certain cars to steal the catalytic converters.

  10. Scundered

    But but but healthy food costs so much we are forced to eat this processed stuff, it’s the government’s fault of course.

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