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Feb 25, 2014 07:45 PM

Now you can get the real deal Cronuts for anyone that wants that crap.

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  1. I expect people will pay professional queue-squatters to line up for these...

    Predicting a sell-out at The Grove within 2 hrs.

    Predict Rick Caruso will woo Ansel to open a L.A. cronut franchise outpost at one of his developments.

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    1. re: J.L.

      I'll wait on line for the right price.

      1. re: kevin

        You just might get takers for this venture...

        1. re: J.L.

          How many you want buddy ????

          I will only charge a "tiny" almost meaningless surcharge.

      2. re: J.L.

        I'm gonna buy them all and resell on CL @ 2000% markup

        1. re: ns1

          Now that's the spirit.

          You may even be able to bankroll a down payment on a flashy condo with the profits from a couple of donuts, er Cronuts.

        2. re: J.L.

          People line up in groves at The Grove just to buy Sprinkles.
          It tells me Rick Caruso has created an experience where people will buy pretty much anything JUST because it's expensive and is merchandised well.
          Pure genius.

          1. re: latindancer

            That's why he gets the big bucks.

        3. Kevin, this post title is by far my favorite of any that you've made.

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          1. I've never had it and yet still, I'd rather wait in line for a Primo's buttermilk bar...

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            1. re: happybaker

              Luckily for us, not much of a wait for the buttermilk bars at Primo's!

              1. re: happybaker

                Maximum of 2 per person at The Grove event (as I'm sure you also read in the post you linked), so unless you're bringing friends, max. # of cronuts you're gonna be able to procure is 2...

                I'm good, thanks. We've already enjoyed the original cronut in NYC (we had the ever-eager-to-please gaggle of interns go line up for the office a few months back).

                1. re: J.L.

                  Nice to have some newbie slaves.....

              2. I'll sell my 2 cornets for $150 a piece. Any takers?

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                1. re: BacoMan

                  Nope. Sorry buddy. :)

                  You're definitely on your own on that.

                  But now you get to enjoy your two Cronuts all by yourself.

                  1. re: kevin

                    I already sold one of them. =D

                    1. re: kevin

                      kevin, you gotta know what the market will bear, or else you'll miss out.

                      If BacoMan sells his 2nd cronut at same or higher value than his first, then he's got enough juice for a baller dinner at Shunji / n/naka / Ricky's Fish Tacos / whatever his heart desires (except Urasawa).

                      PLUS he gets to meet Dominique Ansel in person and apply the BacoMan-style food discourse with him.

                      1. re: J.L.

                        A food discourse would be quite the thing right ?

                        My hats off to you mr. Bacoman.