There was a time, not that long ago, when customers lined up in droves to get a hot Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut. People clamored to purchase franchise rights and throw open the doors as quickly as possible. Life at Krispy Kreme was looking up.
Until everything came crashing down. Stores started to struggle, lawsuits popped up, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations were launched.
Nine of 10 brands studied by American Customer Satisfaction Index show an increase in satisfaction between 2009 and 2010.