Not even a dead body got people out of line for cronuts in New York

People in line for a cronut stood by as a dead body sat 40 feet away. (Tom Wallace/Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Cronuts may be so 2013, but in New York City, not even spotting a dead body will make people give up their spot in line.

At least a dozen people waiting in line outside Dominique Ansel’s famous SoHo bakery held their place in line for the croissant-donut, despite someone discovering a corpse slumped on the bench outside the shop, according to the New York Post.

“I didn’t see anyone leave the line,” Chinatown resident Molly Young, 29, told the Post. “It didn’t put a dent in anyone’s appetite.”


The Post identified the man as Andrew Lang, 47, and quoted a source saying the man had been dead for about 10 hours.

One witness told the Post that a customer briefly stepped out of line to tell bakery employees that a “dead guy” was on the bench, about 40 feet from the store.


Read the full New York Post story.