It's A Sweet Celebration: Krispy Kreme® Charlotte, NC Grand Opening

New Cotswald Area Doughnut Factory will feature full array of signature doughnuts, coffee and iced beverages.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 10, 2012 // PRNewswire //  - At 6 am on Monday, September 24, residents of the Cotswold and surrounding Charlotte area communities are invited to the grand opening of the new Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory, located at 119 N. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28211. Grand opening activities to include commemorative t-shirts, tasty prizes, treat sampling and more.

"We are extremely excited to bring our one-of-a-kind doughnuts and complementary beverages back to our Charlotte area doughnut fans. The opening of this Charlotte location marks another milestone in our long-term growth strategy for Krispy Kreme in the Charlotte Metro area," says Cindy Bay, SVP of US Franchises and Company Stores for Krispy Kreme. "We've recently opened a new shop in Fort Mill, SC, and plans are underway for future shops in Rock Hill, SC, and the University area."

The approximately 2,800 square foot, free standing shop with a drive-thru will feature more than a dozen varieties of Krispy Kreme's one-of-a-kind doughnuts, including the signature hot Original Glazed® , as well as a complete menu of Chillers®, iced beverages and Krispy Kreme Signature Coffee Blends.

Hours of operation will be Monday through Sunday, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Get there early on grand opening day for a chance to win one of these sweet prizes:

  • One free dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts every week for a year to the FIRST customer in line;
  • Customers 2 through 99 receive one free dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts every month for a year;
  • AND, the first 100 customers in line will receive a commemorative Grand Opening t-shirt.

Krispy Kreme will also host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on grand opening day featuring Krispy Kreme team members and local dignitaries.

Be among the first to see the Hot Light go on at the new Charlotte shop. Download the Krispy Kreme Hot Light app at (www.krispykreme.com/hotlightapp) and get Hot Light alerts and store directions from your smartphone.

Follow the grand opening activities on Facebook and live on Twitter #KrispyKremeCharlotte.

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 711 locations around the world and approximately 10,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the U.S. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.

SOURCE Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Contact:

Lafeea Watson
+1-336-726-8878
lwatson@krispykreme.com

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