I believe they were bought out by DD. DD still uses the Mr. Donut brand in some markets outside of the US.
Actually Mister Donut (as opposed to "Mr Donut) abroad is a company independent of DD. It's big in Japan, and the Phillippines, and is expanding elsewhere, but aside from the chairman of the board (who was a VP in the pre-DD Mister Donut) its top management is Middle Eastern.
However, there is a new "Mr Donut" chain (I have two stores near me) that makes a more KK-like donut, though with less frosting -- an improvement, by my lights. "Mr Donut" uses a different logo from the old "Mister Donut", and emphasises its "green"-ness, for example, by packing its donuts in plain brown biodegradable paper bags.
I can't find any information about the new company on the web.
post edited by tbetz - 2010/05/29 09:31:51