[Exciting Announcement] Krispy Kreme franchise to Open in South Africa!
Global retailer Krispy Kreme to open 31 shops in SA over next five years.
Global retailer Krispy Kreme has announced that it has signed a development agreement with local company KK Doughnuts SA (Pty) Ltd to open 31 Krispy Kreme shops in South Africa over the next five years. This marks the company’s first venture into Africa.
KK Doughnuts SA and Krispy Kreme Venture
Fournews (Pty) Ltd., and John & Gerry’s Brands (Pty) Ltd., are the principal owners of KK Doughnuts SA. Majority owner, Fournews (Pty) Ltd, a 20-year-old South African company who have their footprints firmly placed throughout South Africa and are steadily expanding into Africa, currently operate six other well established brands: Cafe Fino, News Cafe, Smooch, Moyo, illy GO! and with Brooklyn Brothers soon to launch.
“With our 15 years of experience in the industry and our joint venture with Fournews, we are extremely proud to bring this iconic global brand that is Krispy Kreme, into the South African market,” said Gerry Thomas, CEO of KK Doughnuts SA. “The South African consumer is looking for quality and value, which is exactly what Krispy Kreme delivers. We’re confident that this popular international brand will quickly become a South African favourite.”
Dan Beem, Krispy Kreme’s Senior Vice President and President – International commented, “From Asia to the Middle East and now to Africa, the global demand for Krispy Kreme and its signature sweet treats continues to grow. We’ve partnered with an outstanding operator who has vast experience in food service throughout South Africa. We’re confident Krispy Kreme will establish itself as the country’s premiere sweet treats provider under their leadership.”
Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed® doughnuts, great tasting coffee and other assorted sweet treats can be found in more than 1,000 shops in 24 countries.
About Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. The company sells an assortment of food and beverage products.
Doughnut Range includes:
- Yeast raised doughnuts,
- Cake doughnuts,
- Doughnut holes,
- Mini doughnuts and
- Doughnut pops.
Beverage Range includes:
Additionally, Krispy Kreme offers a broad range of beverages, from:
- Drip coffee to
- Espresso based beverages to
- Frozen beverages.
- Bottled soft drinks,
- Bottled milk,
- Bottled water and
- Bottled juice.
Outside the USA it sells a baked platform of products called Baked Creations which include sweet and savoury options.
The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.