Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme
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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Krispy Kreme is a privately held company owned by JAB Beech, itself a private German investment firm. Krispy Kreme founder Vernon Rudolph bought a yeast-raised recipe from a New Orleans chef and, in 1937, rented a building in what is now historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, and began selling to local grocery stores.

In the United States, Krispy Kreme's products are sold via their own outlets as well as through grocery, convenience stores and supermarkets. They are also available in other countries through various channels.

The company's growth was steady prior to its initial public offering but profits have decreased in recent quarters.

On February 24, 2015, Krispy Kreme opened its 1,000th shop in Kansas City, Kansas.

Country of origin 
US United States
Business established 
1937
Number of units (worldwide) 
1.004
Target countries 
AU AU
BH BH
BD BD
KH KH
CA CA
CO CO
DO DO
IS IS
IN IN
ID ID
IE IE
JP JP
KP KP
KW KW
MY MY
MX MX
PA PA
PE PE
PH PH
PR PR
QA QA
RU RU
SA SA
SG SG
ZA ZA
TW TW
TH TH
TR TR
AE AE
GB GB
US US
Contract type 
Franchise fee (detailed) 
  • Development Fee: $12,500 - $25,000 / store
  • Franchise Fee: $12,500 - $25,000 / store
  • Royalty Fee: 4.5% of net sales
  • Brand Fund Fee: Up to 2% of net sales
  • Ad Placement Fund Fee: Up to 1% of net sales
Royalty 
4,50 % of TO/month
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