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Krispy Kreme opens ‘first of many stores’ in Jamaica

The donut and coffee chain plans to open two further stores in Kingston this year, alongside three further market debuts in Switzerland, France and Costa Rica

Krispy Kreme currently operates nearly 2,000 stores globally | Photo credit: No Revisions


Krispy Kreme has opened its first outlet in Jamaica, with two further stores to open in the country before the end of 2023. 

The New Kingston site has been opened by local franchise partner Restaurants Associates Limited, which also operates licenced stores of restaurant chains Burger King, Popeye’s and Little Caesar across Jamaica. 

“This is just the first of many stores. This will be the signature theatre store in Kingston, but we plan to have two other stores in Kingston open by the end of this year, and then other places,” said Lisa Lake, Group CEO, Restaurants Associates Limited. 

Krispy Kreme, which announced it would open in Jamaica in December 2022, will also open its first stores in Switzerland, France and Costa Rica later this year. 

Founded in North Carolina in 1937, Krispy Kreme currently operates nearly 2,000 stores globally. 

The donut and coffee chain achieved 12% year-on-year revenue growth to reach $419m in the three months ended 2 April 2023. 

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