Hot Now: Krispy Kreme Puts The Sweet In “Home Sweet Homewood” With First New Chicagoland Store Opening On January 10, 2017

December 05, 2016 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats and great tasting coffee, announces the official Grand Opening of its first store returning to Chicagoland at 17815 S. Halsted Street in Homewood, IL on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

The highly anticipated Grand Opening of Krispy Kreme in Homewood will honor the first 100 customers in line at the store (drive-thru customers not included) with:

  • One free dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts every week for a year to the first dozen (12) customers.
  • One free dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts every month for a year for customers 13 through 100.

Lineup begins the evening before, January 9, in a heated tent and customers will receive a line placement number. Customers must be present until doors open on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00 a.m.

The opening day celebration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the acclaimed Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Marching Band rolling in the festivities, which include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:00 a.m. with Village dignitaries and many more surprises.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s radio station will be broadcasting on WHFH 88.5 FM, and VTV can be seen at www.vikingtelevision.com.

“We are excited to join the Homewood community with our first Krispy Kreme Chicagoland location,” said Carlos Larcada, President of Chicagoland Restaurants, LLC. “We’re ready to turn on our Hot Light™ and serve up hot, fresh Krispy Kreme favorites.”

The Homewood store will showcase Krispy Kreme’s new rebranded design to create a classic welcoming atmosphere for customers to relax and enjoy their treats. The shop will feature Krispy Kreme’s Midwest premiere of its NEW premium coffee, ground fresh every time it is served, and more than a dozen one-of-a-kind doughnuts. This location also will house a 24-hour drive-thru.

Krispy Kreme favorites have captured the hearts of doughnut lovers since its first factory doors opened in 1937 in Winston-Salem, N.C., and the new location will not disappoint the doughnut legacy’s loyal fans. As the new neighborhood doughnut destination, Krispy Kreme in Homewood will offer such staples as the signature Original Glazed, Glazed Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnuts from the traditional menu, and new seasonal recipes will rotate year-round. For a refreshing sip, the shop will feature a drink menu including Krispy Kreme Smooth drip coffee, crafted specialty lattes, and Frozen Chillers from Krispy Kreme’s café favorites.

“I am beyond delighted that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will soon open here in Homewood,” said Rich Hofeld, Homewood Village President. “Their location in our Halsted Street commercial district is a great addition to the community and I look forward to stopping by whenever I am in need of something sweet.”

Download the Krispy Kreme Hot Light™ mobile app to be one of the first to see Krispy Kreme’s iconic Hot Light™ go on in Homewood. Go to www.hotlightapp.com to get Hot Light™ alerts and store directions to your smartphone.

The Homewood Krispy Kreme, located at 17815 S. Halsted Street, will be open daily from
6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., with a drive-thru open 24 hours every day.

For more information visit www.KrispyKreme.com and www.krispykremechi.com. Follow along the celebration on social media at #KrispyKremeChicago and on Facebook at Krispy Kreme Homewood.

About Chicagoland Restaurants, LLC

Chicagoland Restaurants, LLC was founded in 2015. The franchisee group’s initial project will oversee the return of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to the Chicagoland market with eight Cook County locations by 2020, and more planned for the greater Chicagoland market. The Homewood location marks Krispy Kreme’s reentry into the Chicagoland area after a seven year absence, with two additional shops planned for 2017.

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® 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 Doughnuts is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. The Company has more than 1,000 retail shops in 27 countries. Connect with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at www.KrispyKreme.com, or on one of its many social media channels, including www.Facebook.com/KrispyKreme, and www.Twitter.com/KrispyKreme.

SOURCE Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

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