Winston-Salem, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2004) — Consumer favorite Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said that its auditor, Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, has refused to complete a review of the company's financials for the latest quarter until an outside law firm hired by the Krispy Kreme board is finished with "certain additional procedures" requested by the audit firm.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the doughnut operator and franchisor said that the procedures were related to an acquisition made during the company’s last fiscal year.

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