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Krispy Kreme Appoints New Int'l President

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. announced that Dan Beem will be joining Krispy Kreme as senior vice president of the company and president – international later this month. Beem, age 44, will report to president and CEO Jim Morgan, and will be responsible for the company's international franchise business segment. Beem succeeds Jeff Welch, who has left the company.


Krispy Kreme Rings in Holidays with Festive LTOs

Whether you're getting together with family and friends, going to a holiday party, or celebrating at the office, Krispy Kreme seasonal doughnuts can make a festive addition to a holiday gathering. The assortment of offerings includes the Snowman, Holiday Sprinkles, and Red Velvet Cake Doughnuts, available November 29 through December 30 at participating Krispy Kreme U.S. and Canada locations.

Krispy Kreme Celebrates International Franchisees

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation recognized Krispy Kreme Mexico and Krispy Kreme Philippines as its International Franchisees of the Year at its 2013 International Franchise Conference. The award recognizes the franchisees for continued excellence in customer service and product quality, leadership within the Krispy Kreme franchise community, and for growing the brand in their respective markets through innovative new product and marketing programs.

Krispy Kreme Crowns Its First World Barista Champ

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation crowned Michael Jordon Onyot of Cebu, Philippines 2013 Krispy Kreme World Barista Champion at its annual International Franchise Conference. During an intense three-day competition in Cancun, Mexico, an international panel of beverage experts, including World Barista Champion (2011), Alejandro Mendrez, awarded Mr. Onyot the grand prize based on palate, presentation, and technical execution of Krispy Kreme espressos and “specialty drinks”.


Krispy Kreme Celebrates with "Spooktacular" Treats

Krispy Kreme is rolling out a new treat for Halloween celebrations—the Krispy Skremes. On October 31, customers can get a free treat at participating Krispy Kreme U.S. and Canada locations.

Guests can come in costume to get a free Halloween-themed Pumpkin Spice or Pumpkin Cheesecake doughnut, with no purchase necessary. The promotion will run only on Halloween while supplies last and is limited to one doughnut per customer.

Krispy Kreme Haunts Guests with Return of Krispy Skremes

Make your Halloween celebrations unique with Krispy Skremes! sweets and treats from Krispy Kreme. Your guests will be thrilled with the ghostly good looks and spooktacular taste of the Jack-o-Lantern, Spider Web, and Halloween Sprinkles doughnuts.  Hurry in, Krispy Skremes! doughnuts vanish on October 31.

Krispy Kreme Offers A Pick-Me-Up On Nat’l Coffee Day

Krispy Kreme has something brewing for its doughnut and coffee fans on National Coffee Day. On Sunday, September 29, guests can get a free 12-ounce cup of hot coffee at participating Krispy Kreme U.S. and Canada locations. No purchase is necessary.

Fans of fancier specialty coffee drinks can also get any 12-ounce mocha, latte, or iced coffee, including Krispy Kreme's Pumpkin Spice Latte, for just $1 at participating locations.

Fall Flavors Show Up Early

Pumpkin reigns as operators rush to capitalize on popular seasonal trends.

Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin-themed fall lineup a month early this year.
Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin-themed fall lineup a month early this year. Krispy Kreme

Quick-service operators are launching seasonal menu items earlier this fall in an effort to beat their competition to the punch. From pumpkin doughnuts to caramel apple frozen yogurt, fall-flavored menu items are popping up across the industry even before the season has officially begun.

“We usually launch [fall products] in October. But this year, for the first time, we are bringing them out in September,” says Lafeea Watson, spokeswoman for Krispy Kreme. “That’s what the industry seems to be doing.”

Talk Like a Pirate Day Returns At Krispy Kreme

On Thursday, September 19, any guest who walks into a participating Krispy Kreme unit and talks like a pirate will get one free Original Glazed doughnut. For guests who wear full pirate attire, they will recdeive a free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts.

The offer is good on "International Talk Like A Pirate Day," September 19, only. Units in Puerto Rico and Connecticut are excluded.