WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jan. 21, 2015 - Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) announced today that it has extended its development agreement with LLC Doughnuts Café, to include the development of 15 new doughnut shops throughout the greater St. Petersburg area over the next five years. LLC Doughnuts Café, wholly owned and operated by Arkady Novikov, has been Krispy Kreme’s Moscow-area franchise partner since April 2012.
The planned greater St. Petersburg area shops will feature an assortment of iced, glazed, and filled doughnuts, including the brand’s signature Original Glazed® doughnut, and an array of premium coffees, espressos, teas and iced beverages. The shops are also expected to feature the Company’s iconic Hot Light™.
"We are thrilled to be bringing Krispy Kreme to the St. Petersburg area," said Mr. Novikov, Owner and Operator, LLC Doughnuts Café. "This expansion of our partnership with Krispy Kreme is a reflection of our continued commitment to growing with the brand, and to sharing its iconic products and experiences with fans throughout Russia."
"The LLC Doughnuts Café team has developed an outstanding franchise operation in Moscow, and has delivered on their commitment to providing high quality products and exceptional customer service to their guests," said Dan Beem, Krispy Kreme, President - International. "We are delighted to partner with them in making the Krispy Kreme brand even more accessible to our doughnut and coffee fans in Russia."
LLC Doughnuts Cafe is a licensed franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia wholly owned and operated by Arkady Novikov. Mr. Novikov also owns and operates the Moscow based Novikov Restaurant Group. The Novikov Restaurant Group includes a variety of businesses located in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London, U.K. including more than 40 stand-alone family and fine dining restaurants plus the casual dining chains Barashka, Kish Mish, Delis Cafe and Prime Star. In addition, the Novikov Restaurant Group owns and operates the karaoke bar Krik, seafood supplier NRG, agricultural enterprise Agronom, florist chain Flower Studio 55, professional catering company Novikov Catering, luxury real estate firm Mainstreet and the balanced food project Just for You.
Krispy Kreme is a leading branded specialty retailer and wholesaler of premium quality sweet treats and complementary products, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, the Company has offered the highest quality doughnuts and great tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Today, there are over 925 Krispy Kreme shops in more than 20 countries around the world. Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.
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