Last Updated on January 15, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

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 its first restaurant 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. Krispy Kreme offers also a large variety of limited-time, holiday, and seasonal products, for delivery and pickup.

Krispy Kreme Menu Prices


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Original Glazed 1 Pc. $0.99
Original Glazed Dozen $7.99
Assorted Varieties 1 Pc. $1.09
Assorted Varieties Dozen $8.99
Specialty Doughnut 1 Pc. $1.29
Specialty Doughnuts Dozen $11.39
Double Dozen Deal – Original Glazed and Assorted Varieties 2 Dozen $14.99
Doughnut Holes Cup $1.99
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

Kool Kreme

Cones (Very Vanilla or Deep Chocolate) $1.69
Doughnut Sundaes $3.39

Iced Coffee and Beverages

Iced Tea Small $1.39
Iced Tea Medium $1.59
Iced Tea Large $1.79
Iced Coffee Small $1.89
Iced Coffee Large $2.19
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

Cold Beverages

Soft Drink Small $1.39
Soft Drink Medium $1.59
Soft Drink Large $1.79
Milk Small $1.29
Milk Large $1.79
Bottled Soda $1.79
Bottled Water $1.79
Bottled Juice $1.79

Hot Coffee and Beverages

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 Chocolate Small $2.39
Hot Chocolate Medium $2.69
Hot Chocolate Large $2.99
Hot Tea Small $1.59
Hot Tea Medium $1.79
Hot Tea Large $1.99

Trending Categories

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

Brand History

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 classic doughnuts while preparing them, from midnight till 4 am, to passersby for takeout.

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.

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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 the menu its signature variety of coffees and introduced the phone app Hot Light App, which helps clients find out when the doughnuts are the freshest and their availability at their local store.

For added convenience, Krispy Kreme offers online ordering through their website and mobile app. This service enables customers to easily place an order online for pickup at their nearest Krispy Kreme location. Additionally, Krispy Kreme delivery provides services in select areas, which can be accessed and arranged through their app or website. The online platform also caters to custom doughnut orders, including options for special occasions and bulk purchases, making it a versatile choice for personal treats or larger events.

Our review

Krispy Kreme DonutsOne 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).

While the original glazed® doughnut is the most famous, Krispy Kreme also offers a variety of other flavors and types, using the same base dough but with different toppings and fillings.

Krispy Kreme, widely known for its delicious doughnuts, also offers a variety of coffee brews to complement its sweet offerings. Their coffee selection includes classic brewed coffee, espresso drinks, and iced coffees, catering to a range of coffee preferences. Customers can choose from light, medium, and dark roast options or topped with whipped cream, each carefully brewed to ensure a rich and flavorful experience. This focus on quality makes Krispy Kreme’s coffee a perfect pairing with their famous doughnuts.

The price range of coffee blends offered by Krispy Kreme’s menu 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 updated to satisfy everyone’s taste.

Krispy Kreme extends its coffee offerings beyond individual servings with the Coffee Brew Box, a convenient option particularly suited for group settings or gatherings. The Brew Box is essentially a portable container that comes filled with freshly brewed coffee. It’s designed to serve multiple cups, making it an ideal choice for meetings, office events, family gatherings, birthdays, or any occasion where a larger quantity of coffee is needed.

In addition to the Coffee Brew Box, Krispy Kreme also offers a selection of bottled drinks, catering to those looking for quick and convenient coffee options. These bottled beverages typically include a variety of cold drinks, such as iced coffees and flavored lattes, along with other chilled drinks.

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, some locations offer the drive-thru service. However, some clients 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 freshly baked.

In addition to their coffee and doughnuts, Krispy Kreme has a rewards program called Krispy Kreme Rewards. This loyalty program allows customers to earn points on every purchase. These points can be redeemed for free doughnuts, coffee, and other discounts for sweet rewards.

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 which 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-mile radius.

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