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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by goalmouth, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    First, I have never gotten the whole jonesing for Krispy Kreme. Second, since the chain first opened outside the South (pre-Internet), newspapers have sent as many as three reporters to cover a new store opening, like the Pope's in town. Third, I have never seen an ad for Krispy Kreme in a paper, website or TV (in the Northeast). Today I saw a "story" on NorthJersey.com about KK opening a new store near me, as if that's still news. Publishers who pull this shit deserve to starve. Unfortunately, they take journos with them.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    See also In and Out Burger.
  3. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    Krispy Kreme and In-N-Out are both vastly overrated.
  4. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    Heresy. They're just fine.
  5. matt_garth

    matt_garth Active Member

    Central Jersey paper did a story today on a diner closing, a year after doing a story about the same diner (part of a national chain) opening.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Restaurant openings and closings are suddenly really popular with restaurants. I see year end lists of closed restaurants etc. I'm guessing they get clicks.
  7. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    LOL. Hyperlocal clicks, people!!!
  8. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I don’t have an issue with those types of articles. Don’t need the overkill, but pretty much every reader eats out at least occasionally so restaurant openings and closings are news.
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  9. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    This Krispy Kreme insanity was going on before clicks. It's no restaurant. No one writes about a Dunkin opening in my neck of the woods. It will be an interesting case study for newspapers' epitaphs.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And for our TV pals, an Ikea opening!
  11. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Pennsyltucky treats Chick-fil-A opening like the original Beatles coming to town.
  12. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    My friend, who was editor and publisher of the paper in Victorville, wrote a Page One column celebrating the opening of Cracker Barrel. He wrote that the opening of this restaurant validated the status of Victorville as a significant city.
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