Krispy Kreme Franchise Welcomes First Neighborhood Shop in Wake Forest, N.C.

New Store Offers Fresh, Hot Doughnuts and Kool Kreme to Wake Forest and Eastern Wake County

RALEIGH, N.C. /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation debuted its newest Neighborhood Shop in Wake Forest, N.C., today, Wednesday, July 7, at 6 a.m.

The Wake Forest community is invited to experience Krispy Kreme's legendary doughnuts at 11721 Retail Drive. The 2,000-square-foot Neighborhood shop includes a drive-thru and features Krispy Kreme's unique product offerings, which include its signature hot Original Glazed(R) doughnuts and other one-of-a-kind doughnut varieties; signature coffees and espresso drinks; and Krispy Kreme Chillers(R) and iced beverages. The new shop also offers Krispy Kreme's Kool Kreme(R) soft serve menu of traditional cones, shakes and specialty doughnut sundaes, paired with a toppings bar.

At 6 a.m. today, grand opening day, the first customer in line received one free dozen Original Glazed(R) doughnuts every week for a year; the next 11 customers each received one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts each month for a year; and the first 100 customers each received an official Krispy Kreme Wake Forest T-shirt. Complimentary sampling of Krispy Kreme products will take place throughout the day. More information is available on the Krispy Kreme Wake Forest Facebook fan page at: http://www.facebook.com/krispykremewakeforest.

"This new Krispy Kreme Neighborhood Shop will be one more convenient location for our customers in the Triangle market," said Cindy Bay, senior vice president of company store operations for Krispy Kreme. "We believe our new Wake Forest shop will be a great addition to this thriving community and will allow our fans who live and work in eastern Wake County to enjoy our one-of-a-kind products."

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, July 7, and will feature the Wake Forest store's general manager, Elle Larue, as well as Krispy Kreme executives, including Cindy Bay and Steve Wymer, market manager for North Carolina. Dignitaries from the Town of Wake Forest, such as Mayor Vivian Jones of Wake Forest, will also participate.

The grand opening celebration will continue on Sunday, July 11, with a Krispy Kreme social from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Wake Forest Neighborhood Shop, located at 11721 Retail Drive, will operate Sunday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

About Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in approximately 616 locations around the world. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

SOURCE Krispy Kreme

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