Krispy Kreme confirms plans to open in Northern Ireland
AMERICAN doughnut and coffee house chain Krispy Kreme has confirmed plans to open in Northern Ireland.
The Irish News can reveal that the north is included as part of an Irish expansion, the first phase of which was announced yesterday by the company.
Krispy Kreme will open its first store on the island of Ireland in September adjacent to Blanchardstown Centre in Dublin, creating 150 jobs. The Hotlight store, which allows customers to watch the doughnuts being made from scratch, will feature a large seating area and 24-hour drive thru.
Speaking to The Irish News the global company confirmed the north will be part of the Irish roll-out.
"Krispy Kreme are keen to bring the joy of Krispy Kreme to all areas of Ireland- both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. However, at the moment they are focusing on their first store in Blanchardstown in Dublin, to launch the brand, and then they will look at where they can roll out further stores."
Last June Krispy Kreme, who have have over 1,000 stores around the world, including the UK, incorrectly advertised for staff at a new store in the ‘North Down district, but later clarified the notice was in fact for a new store in England. The company did, however state at the time it was "actively scouting a number of locations" to open its first Irish store.