Krispy Kreme to expand in the United Kingdom
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation has announced 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.
“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, Krispy Kreme can be found in over 660 stores in 21 countries. Krispy Kreme UK, Ltd is the licensed franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation for the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company currently operates 45 Krispy Kreme shops and serves over 300 off premises locations. (kbp)