Twinkie Lovers Cause Rush on Endangered Treat

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- When the doors opened at 8AM Monday, Hostess lovers were ready to stock up on what was left inside the Independence outlet center.

"We thought we would come here and get right out, but it was real crowded," said Paul Rollins.

Rollins and his 13 year-old son Devin made a stop on the way to the doctors office.

"My son is supposed to be at the doctors office getting his cast taken off," said Rollins laughing.  "I guess we are running a little late, so I guess we will be in trouble."

Everything from Wonder Bread to chocolate cupcakes was flying out the door. Those who were hoping to find Twinkies were out of luck.

"We just thought we would stand in line, however long it is and get what we needed," said John McMechan. "They didn't have any Twinkie's , so I'm disappointed."

The Outlet manager said that someone even stole the store sign over the weekend.

After talks between Hostess and its workers failed to reach a deal last week, outlet stores like the one in Independence have been busy selling everything in stock. The Noland road location will stay open as long as there is product to sell.

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