WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 7 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that all Krispy Kreme products sold in the United States have zero grams trans fat.
"Krispy Kreme's Research and Development team has worked diligently for quite some time to offer zero grams trans fat products that deliver the one-of-a-kind Krispy Kreme taste that people have loved for generations," said Stan Parker, Krispy Kreme's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "We've been piloting zero grams trans fat products across the country for the past several months and have received an overwhelmingly positive response."
Through the Friends of Krispy Kreme program, an online group of Krispy Kreme fans who receive special Krispy Kreme promotional offers and provide feedback on new Krispy Kreme products, the company knew that reducing trans fat from daily diets had been on their customers' minds. The initiative to transition the entire menu to zero grams trans fat demonstrates Krispy Kreme's commitment to its customers.
About Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is a leading branded specialty retailer of premium quality sweet treats, including its signature Hot Original Glazed(TM) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, the company has offered the highest quality doughnuts and great tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud that for decades its Fundraising program has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme and its one-of-a-kind Hot Light can be found in approximately 430 locations around the world. Visit us at http://www.KrispyKreme.com.
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