Krispy Kreme (US) Announces Expansion Plans for the United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced today that it has signed a new development agreement with its franchisee in the United Kingdom, Krispy Kreme UK, Ltd., under which the franchisee has agreed to open an additional 35 locations in the UK over the next six years. Krispy Kreme UK, Ltd. currently operates 45 doughnut shops across the country.
"There is a lot of excitement and energy around the Krispy Kreme brand and our products in the UK," said Jeff Welch, Krispy Kreme President, International. "Our franchise partners in the UK are seasoned operators and we look forward to continued success in that market."
Richard Cheshire, Joint Managing Director, Krispy Kreme UK, Ltd., commented, "We continue to be delighted by and hugely appreciative of the UK's passion for Krispy Kreme. We have worked hard over the last eight years to successfully grow the brand here and now look forward to building on that success in the future by bringing the Krispy Kreme experience to more people in more places across the country."
Currently, the Krispy Kreme Original Glazed? doughnut can be found in over 660 stores in 21 countries, including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Korea, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.