Krispy Kreme is a coffee and doughnut chain with more than 1000 locations all over the world. This company is well known for its unique variety of coffees and doughnuts. The chain store has a rich history. In 1937 their first store was opened in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and since then it has expanded in more than 26 countries across the world.
The doughnuts from Krispy Kreme are a staple delicious dessert in many people’s houses. The most famous doughnuts of this store are the Chocolate Glaze, Original Glaze, and Filled Glaze ones. They also have a large variety of limited-time, holiday, and seasonal products.
|Original Glazed||1 Pc.||$0.99|
|Assorted Varieties||1 Pc.||$1.09|
|Specialty Doughnut||1 Pc.||$1.29|
|Double Dozen Deal – Original Glazed and Assorted Varieties||2 Dozen||$14.99|
|Doughnut Holes||24 Pack||$3.99|
|Doughnut Holes||48 Pack||$5.99|
|Santa Belly, Snowman or Red Velvet Cake (Limited Time)||1 Pc.||$1.29|
|Santa Belly, Snowman or Red Velvet Cake (Limited Time)||Dozen||$11.39|
|Cones (Very Vanilla or Deep Chocolate)||$1.69|
|Bottled Iced Coffee||$2.49|
|Frozen Lattes – Mocha, Caramel Latte or Vanilla Latte (Limited Time)||Small||$2.99|
|Frozen Lattes – Mocha, Caramel Latte or Vanilla Latte (Limited Time)||Medium||$3.49|
|Frozen Lattes – Mocha, Caramel Latte or Vanilla Latte (Limited Time)||Large||$3.99|
|Coffee Blends (Smooth, Rich, or Decaf)||Small||$1.59|
|Coffee Blends (Smooth, Rich, or Decaf)||Medium||$1.79|
|Coffee Blends (Smooth, Rich, or Decaf)||Large||$1.89|
|Brew Box||96 oz.||$11.99|
|Bagged Coffee||12 oz.||$7.99|
|Latte or Cappuccino||Small||$2.49|
|Latte or Cappuccino||Medium||$2.99|
|Latte or Cappuccino||Large||$3.49|
|Add Espresso or Flavor Shot||$0.50|
Hot or Iced
|Mocha, Caramel Latte, Vanilla Latte, or Hazelnut Latte||Small||$2.99|
|Mocha, Caramel Latte, Vanilla Latte, or Hazelnut Latte||Medium||$3.49|
|Mocha, Caramel Latte, Vanilla Latte, or Hazelnut Latte||Large||$3.99|
|Peppermint Mocha – Hot, Iced or Frozen (Limited Time)||Small||$2.99|
|Peppermint Mocha – Hot, Iced or Frozen (Limited Time)||Medium||$3.49|
|Peppermint Mocha – Hot, Iced or Frozen (Limited Time)||Large||$3.99|
|Fruity Flavors – Lemonade or Strawberry (Limited Time)||Small||$2.79|
|Fruity Flavors – Lemonade or Strawberry (Limited Time)||Medium||$3.29|
|Fruity Flavors – Lemonade or Strawberry (Limited Time)||Large||$3.79|
On July 13, 1937, Vernon Rudolph laid the foundations of the Krispy Kreme company. He was inspired to open the first store by his uncle who at the time was owning a grocery store where he was selling doughnuts. Even though at the beginning he was preparing doughnuts only for grocery stores, after a while he started to sell hot doughnuts while preparing them, from midnight till 4 am, to passersby.
From 1940 until 1950, the coffee and doughnut chain developed, step by step, the distinguishing characteristics that make it what it is today, such as the well-known Original Glaze doughnut, the glass display case, and the green and red bowtie logo. Krispy Kreme had become a well-established southeastern chain at the beginning of 1970, with around 60 stores.
In 1973, after Vernon passed away, Krispy Kreme became a subsidiary of Beatrice Foods. During the 1990s the company experienced a period of rapid expansion, with stores opening all around the United States. Tough, the company’s headquarters are still found in Winston-Salem.
The 2000s were extremely important for the international development of the company. The first store that was opened outside of the United States was in Toronto, Canada, in 2001. After ten years, in 2012, Krispy Kreme celebrated its fast international expansion by opening a location in Aguascalientes, Mexico, making it its 500th international store. During these years, the company also brought to menu its signature variety of coffees and introduced the phone app Hot Light App, that helps clients find out when the doughnuts are the freshest at their local store.
One of the customer’s favorite doughnuts is the Original Glazed and this is not only because of the taste but due to its price as well. This is a very affordable snack as a piece costs around $1 (or around $9 a dozen). The price of other doughnuts such as the heart-shaped ones or limited-time offers is a little bit higher (around $1.50 a piece or $13 a dozen).
The price range of coffee blends offered by Krispy Kreme is very affordable. With less than $2 customers can get whatever coffee blend they want. The price of the espresso-based coffees is a little bit higher, going up to $5 for large mocha, caramel and hazelnut or vanilla hazelnut. In general, there is a wide variety of coffee blends that are permanently updating in order to satisfy everyone’s taste.
When the famous “hot doughnuts now” light is flashing and signaling that a new batch of fresh doughnuts has just come out the Krispy Kreme locations are getting pretty busy. Because of this the clients have to wait too long and complain about the slow service. Also, they are not satisfied with how clean some locations are.
Besides the in-store sales, there are some locations that offer the drive-thru service. Though, there are clients who are complaining about the long waiting time, especially during peak hours. However, in general, customers are satisfied with the services and products offered by Krispy Kreme, saying that the doughnuts are sold almost always hot and fresh.
Krispy Kreme FAQs
What are the opening times of the Krispy Kreme stores?
The opening times of the Krispy Kreme stores are adapted to each neighborhood they serve based on people’s needs, so these depend on the location. You should check their official website to find out the opening time of a specific location.
Is the coffee served by Krispy Kreme ethically sourced?
Yes, it is. Their coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified and this means that they meet rigorous social and environmental standards.
Are the doughnuts served by Krispy Kreme suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, they are for the vegetarians who follow an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet.
Are the doughnuts served by Krispy Kreme Gluten Free?
Unfortunately, these doughnuts are not Gluten Free since the main ingredient is wheat flour an this has gluten.
Is delivery available? And where?
Krispy Kreme is offering delivery service to its customers and the delivery radius depends on the location. However, most shops deliver within a 10 miles radius.