Industry News | December 5, 2016

Krispy Kreme is Coming Back to Chicagoland

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats and coffee, announced the official grand opening of its first store returning to Chicagoland at 17815 S. Halsted Street in Homewood, Illinois, on January 10.

The highly anticipated Grand Opening of Krispy Kreme in Homewood will honor the first 100 customers in line at the store (drive-thru customers not included) with:

One free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts every week for a year to the first dozen customers.

One free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts every month for a year for customers 13 through 100.

Lineup begins the evening before, January 9, in a heated tent and customers will receive a line placement number. Customers must be present until doors open on Tuesday, January 10 at 6 a.m.

The opening day celebration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the acclaimed Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Marching Band rolling in the festivities, which include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:00 a.m. with Village dignitaries and many more surprises.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s radio station will be broadcasting on WHFH 88.5 FM, and VTV can be seen online.

“We are excited to join the Homewood community with our first Krispy Kreme Chicagoland location,” says Carlos Larcada, president of Chicagoland Restaurants, LLC. “We’re ready to turn on our Hot Light and serve up hot, fresh Krispy Kreme favorites.”

The Homewood store will showcase Krispy Kreme’s new rebranded design to create a classic welcoming atmosphere for customers to relax and enjoy their treats. The shop will feature Krispy Kreme’s Midwest premiere of its new premium coffee, ground fresh every time it is served, and more than a dozen one-of-a-kind doughnuts. This location also will house a 24-hour drive-thru.

Krispy Kreme favorites have captured the hearts of doughnut lovers since its first factory doors opened in 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the new location will not disappoint the doughnut legacy’s loyal fans. As the new neighborhood doughnut destination, Krispy Kreme in Homewood will offer such staples as the signature Original Glazed, Glazed Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnuts from the traditional menu, and new seasonal recipes will rotate year-round. For a refreshing sip, the shop will feature a drink menu including Krispy Kreme Smooth drip coffee, crafted specialty lattes, and Frozen Chillers from Krispy Kreme’s café favorites.

“I am beyond delighted that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will soon open here in Homewood,” says Rich Hofeld, Homewood Village president. “Their location in our Halsted Street commercial district is a great addition to the community and I look forward to stopping by whenever I am in need of something sweet.”

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