The secret was let out a few weeks ago at Gateways Out The Box event but yes, the big news is that the popular American Doughnut franchise is coming to the east coast! Krispy Kreme is set to open its first store outside the Guateng Province at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal in March next year. With the shopping centre winning numerous accolades including the Daily News Your Choice "Best Shopping Centre" award, it was evident why it was chosen for their location of choice in KZN. "Krispy Kreme South Africa is extremely proud and excited to share the joy that is Krispy Kreme with Durban and creates wonderful memories" says Krispy Kreme South Africa CEO, Gerry Thomas.
The international brand that is Krispy Kreme has been around for 79 years and with Gateway being one of Africa's leading and most prestigious shopping centres, the opening of this Krispy Kreme store symbolizes a prominent step in the brands local journey. The first flagship store was opened in 2015, there after saw an additional four Krispy Kreme outlets opening around Gauteng, at the Gautrain Sandton Station, Mall of Africa, Clearwater Mall and Sandton City respectively. There also plan on opening another two more stores before year end at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre and Eastgate Shopping Centre in November and December respectively.
"It is strategic to Krispy Kreme South Africa's rollout that we open stores in major regional shopping centers. Krispy Kreme South Africa are very fortunate to have secured a prime location in Gateway Theatre of Shopping, making this launch all more exciting", said Thmas. He went on to say "The Gateway Theatre of Shopping is Durban's superior retail node and as a prremium international braand, this locaation is the perfect fit for Krispy Kreme. The store position is also well seituated as the samler Krispy Kreme fresh stores planned for Durban's other major centers wiill be supplied out of the Gateway factory production store."
The store will be located at shop G350, which is on the outer side of the Center facing Palm Boulevard. Stay tuned to the blog or our Facebook page for more updates as they come.