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Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced today that it will open its first franchise location in
January 19 in the city of
Bangalore. Bangalore is
rd largest city, a cosmopolitan city that is the center of
India's growing IT sector and home to many well recognized universities and research institutes.
June 2012, the Company announced a new partnership with Citymax Hotels Pvt. Ltd. for the development of 80 franchise Krispy Kreme retail locations over 5 years in the South and West regions of India. Citymax Hotels Pvt. Ltd. is part of the
Dubai-based Landmark Group, one of the largest and most respected retailers in
India and the
"Our new partnership with Citymax Hotels Pvt. Ltd. represents the extraordinary growth opportunity we believe exists for the Krispy Kreme brand in
Jeff Welch, Krispy Kreme president, international. "Working with Citymax Hotels, we are delighted to introduce the Indian consumer to the Krispy Kreme experience, including our one-of-a-kind Doughnut Theatre."
"We are excited to introduce the world famous Krispy Kreme experience and hot Original Glazed® doughnut to India. Apart from presenting its most popular and freshly prepared recipes from across the world, Citymax Hotels and Krispy Kreme will work together to make some local adaptations to suit the Indian palate as the brand reaches out to a wide consumer base," said Mr.
Vishal Sawhney, President – Citymax Hospitality,
The Krispy Kreme Original Glazed
® doughnut can be found in over 730 locations in 22 countries, including
Puerto Rico, the Republic of Korea,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
United Arab Emirates, the
United Kingdom and
the United States.