Gautrain Sandton’s Commuters Get a Taste of KrispyKreme
Following the successful launch of Krispy Kreme South Africa’s flagship store at The Zone in Rosebank, and the very first on the African continent, the iconic doughnut brand geared up to open its second store at the Sandton Gautrain Station on Wednesday 24 February 2016.
“We chose this West Street location for its high volumes of foot traffic and for its positioning as a transport hub and gateway to one of Africa’s biggest economies,” says Krispy Kreme CEO, Gerry Thomas. “An international brand as recognisable as Krispy Kreme is what people expect to see when visiting a metropolis such as Sandton.”
Thomas further assures fans that the opening day will follow the festive trend of the Rosebank launch, with a ribbon cutting and enticing prizes up for grabs. Along with t-shirts for the first one hundred customers in the queue, they will also stand a chance to win doughnuts for six or twelve months, depending on how close they are to the number four position. The die-hard fans who elbow their way to positions one to three will receive a dozen of Krispy Kreme’s decadent Original Glazed ® doughnuts every week for a year, six months and three months respectively. Fans are encouraged to keep an eye on Krispy Kreme social media updates to know exactly when and where they need to be in order to stand a chance to win.
The Krispy Kreme brand, which is owned jointly by franchise companies Fournews and John and Gerry Brands, is set for rapid expansion over the next year. “Our aim is to open at least six more stores before the end of 2016 in Gauteng, with a long-term plan for thirty one outlets across the country over the next five years,” continues Thomas. “With such a strong positive response to our first store, we look forward to being able share the joy of Krispy Kreme with many more stores in the months to come.”