WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 14, 2014 - Krispy Kreme® is celebrating the opening of its 600th international store. On May 17, in recognition of this global milestone, the international sweet treat retailer and its Puerto-Rico based franchise partner, Caribbean Glaze Corporation, plan to host a grand opening celebration at the new shop located at State Road #3, Km. 8.6, Carolina, Puerto Rico.
The 2,800 square foot freestanding shop will feature Krispy Kreme’s iconic Hot Light and Doughnut Theatre®. Grand opening activities will include commemorative t-shirts for the first 600 fans in line, family friendly activities and live music on grand opening day.
"We are delighted to finally open a store in Carolina," commented John Cook, CEO and President of Caribbean Glaze. "It is our pleasure to bring the joy of Krispy Kreme closer to the east side, with an amazing new store design and our signature quality products."
Caribbean Glaze opened its first Krispy Kreme location in 2008 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. It currently operates additional locations in Guaynabo, Dorado, Ponce, Mayagüez and Hatillo.
"We look forward to commemorating this milestone with Caribbean Glaze, its outstanding management team, and our many doughnut and coffee fans throughout Puerto Rico," said Dan Beem, Krispy Kreme President — International. "We are excited to see our international franchise business growing through deeper relationships with our franchise partners. All are signs of a bright future for our brand and our global partners."
The Krispy Kreme Original Glazed® doughnut can be found in more than 800 retail shops in more than 20 countries in North America, Latin America, Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.
Caribbean Glaze Corporation owns the franchise and development rights for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Puerto Rico. Its main offices and distribution center are located in Cataño.
Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) 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. Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.
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