Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Donut Talk

Have you heard ? that... Krispy Kreme is coming to town!!
Few years back, we hadn't much choice except to adore the one and only Dunkin Donut but now days, we have Big Apple, JCo, donut-donut kat bakery, just to name a few. Whatever it is, I am so glad they have Big Apple Donut in Seremban, which is only 5 mins from my place. So when ever I am feeling blue, I know where can I go for cure. And I still love Tuna Wholemeal from Dunkin Donut though.
Sasa and I wish that KLCC would have at least one Big Apple/JCo/Krispy Kreme, a place for us to gossip and destress during lunch.

To zz,
When? - Next year, Where? - KL

The worldfamousKrispy Kreme Doughnut stores will soon be opening their doors in Malaysia.

This follows the signing of a development agreement between Berjaya Corporation Bhd (BCorporation) and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc on Aug 8.

BCorporation through its 70% owned subsidiary Berjaya Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Sdn Bhd was granted the rights to develop and operate Krispy Kreme stores in Malaysia by Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.

BKK plans to open 20 Krispy Kreme stores in Malaysia within the next five years. The first outlet is scheduled to be opened Kuala Lumpur early next year.

More outlets will be opened in the Klang Valley followed by other major cities and towns in Malaysia. BCorporation is well known for developing and operating famous international food and beverage brands. It currently holds the franchise for Starbucks Coffee, Kenny Rogers Roasters and Wendy’s.

In June this year, BCorporation acquired the Papa John’s pizza franchise.

BCorporation chairman and CEO Tan Sri Vincent Tan said the addition of Krispy Kreme will strategically complement and widen his company’s existing food and beverage operations.

“We are delighted to enter into a franchise relationship with Krispy Kreme and be part of its international expansion in Asia,” he said.

“Krispy Kreme is very popular in Japan, South Korea and the Philippines and we expect Krispy Kreme to do well in Malaysia as well,” he added..

Krispy Kreme doughnuts, made from a secret recipe since 1937, appeal to people from all walks of life. Its signature hot Original Glazed® doughnut allows one to have a “melt in the mouth” experience. There are approximately 490 Krispy Kreme stores in the United States, Australia, Canada, Hongkong, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Jeff Welch, the senior vice-president and general manager of Global Franchise Operations and Development for Krispy Kreme said it was an exciting opportunity to have a QSR franchisee like BCorporation introduce Krispy Kreme in Malaysia.

“BCorporation has significant franchise experience in Malaysia, and we look forward to working with them to share a one-of-a-kind Krispy Kreme experience with consumers in Malaysia there,” he said.

1 comment:

zz said...

krispy kreme coming to town? seriously.. ? Where and When?