Business Briefs: Brainerd Krispy Kreme hires for store reopening

Business Briefs: Brainerd Krispy Kreme hires for store reopening

March 11th, 2014 by Staff Reports and Wire Service in Business Around the Region

Brainerd Krispy Kreme hires for store reopening

The Krispy Kreme Doughnuts store that closed in Brainerd last month should reopen by late April with a new crew.

The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based doughnut chain said Monday it plans to hire 50 new team members "to help share the joy of Krispy Kreme with doughnut and coffee fans" at the remodeled store at 5609 Brainerd Road. The company-owned shop is accepting job applications at

Krispy Kreme is hiring full and part-time workers for the renovated store, which will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The drive-through window is open 24 hours a day.

E-filing up in Tennessee

With five weeks left before the April 15 tax filing deadline, the Internal Revenue Service said Monday that Tennesseans are e-filing tax returns in record numbers.

Through last week, the IRS has received nearly 1.5 electronic returns from Tennesseans, up 3.8 percent over the same time a year ago.

The largest increase is in the number of taxpayers filing from their own computers. Nearly 712,000 Tennessee filers have e-filed self-prepared returns, an increase of 9.8 percent over last year.

Filers with household income of $58,000 or less can use brand-name tax software free at through the IRS Free File program.