"If folks don't want to visit a donut shop, they don't have to"

However, CEO Mike Tattersfield defended his company’s intentions in an interview with Yahoo Finance Live on Friday. “We’re a sweet treat company, [and] if folks don’t want to visit a donut shop, they don’t have to.”

Rebutting the growing critique, Tattersfield added that if “folks that want to get a vaccine, if they decide to combine a Krispy Kreme pickup [for] a doughnut, they can. That’s how we look at it…. generosity.”