In 1939 Marion Richardson moved to Blount County with his family. Prior to that he and his brother were operating a doughnut franchise in Virginia.

Saying he had a flour blend that would make a better doughnut, Mr. Richardson went back into the business.

In 1948, Marion Richardson began serving doughnuts at a shop on Old Knoxville Highway across from Eagleton Ball Park.

Richy Kreme Do-Nuts have become a Blount County tradition ever since.