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Sweet Advantage

Are you ready to embrace a franchise opportunity worth a million smiles?

Owning a Krispy Kreme franchise could be the sweetest move you've ever made! It's timeless, it's global and, most of all – it's fun!

In 1937, an entrepreneurial young man named Vernon Rudolph rented a small warehouse in Winston Salem, North Carolina so he could make doughnuts to sell to grocery stores. As it turns out, those doughnuts smelled so good that people walking past wanted to buy them, too. Vernon cut a hole in an outside wall and started selling them to passersby.

Business began to boom!

Vernon perfected the proprietary doughnut-making equipment and the secret recipe to be used in his new chain of shops, ensuring that every single doughnut made at a Krispy Kreme shop was deserving of the Krispy Kreme name.

Now, with more than 65 years of franchising experience and industry leading, same-store sales growth, Krispy Kreme has become one of the most beloved doughnut and coffee franchises on the market with worldwide brand recognition. As the leading specialty retailer of premium-quality doughnuts and coffee, including our signature Original Glazed® doughnut, our vision is to be the worldwide leader in sharing delicious tastes and creating joyful memories. Our franchise owners globally share in this vision and benefit from our leadership in bringing our premium brand to more people in more places than ever before.

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Krispy Kreme's international expansion began in 2001. Since then, we have grown our markets to include major metropolitan areas in all regions around the world, many of these opening over the past five to seven years. Today, more than 70% of Krispy Kreme stores are located outside of the United States making Krispy Kreme truly a global brand.

As Krispy Kreme continues to grow, our focus remains on becoming an industry leader through the use of innovative new product platforms to extend our offering and make our products relevant over time to an ever-changing population. We believe that our success is driven through a partnership with our franchise partners around the world. The combination of strong global and regional marketing support, along with local adaptation and execution, will continue to grow our iconic brand worldwide.

Recent Krispy Kreme international milestones include:
  • December 2013 – First Store Opens in Taiwan
  • May 2014 - 600th International Store Opens
  • October 2014 – First Store Opens in Colombia
  • November 2014 – Development Agreement Signed for Bangladesh
  • December 2014 – 100th Store in South Korea Opens (300th Store in Asia Pacific)
  • January 2015 – Russia extended Development Agreement to include St. Petersburg
  • April 2015 – Development Agreement signed for Cambodia
  • May 2015 – Development Agreements signed for Guatemala and South Africa
  • August 2015 – Development Agreements signed for Bolivia and Myanmar
  • September 2015 – Development Agreement signed for Peru
  • November 2015 – First Store Opens in South Africa
  • May 2016 – First Stores Open in Bangladesh and Cambodia

As a Krispy Kreme franchise owner, you become part of something more than just making doughnuts and coffee – you'll share in the sweet success we strive for each and every day, as well as the smiles of your customers when they taste our delicious global product offering. If you are ready to join a winning team, grab your paper hat and fill out the Request for Information form today!

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