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Jun 21, 2010 09:30 AM

Krispy Kreme coming to Chapel Hill

In previous threads I had lamented the lack of KK stores in the Triangle and how a KK store near UNC"s campus would have a built in clientele. Well, guess what...

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  1. I'm very excited about KK coming to town, but a little bummed that it won't be a full-factory store... I always thought they should put a full KK in the space that used to be Wicked Burrito, not Noodles and Co. But given CH's restrictions on drive-thrus downtown, a larger space may not make enough money to work.

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    1. re: mpjmph

      It is a shame that it won't be a full factory store. Still and all, ever since we moved here 5 years ago it has seemed odd to me that there isn't a donut shop in town.

      Weird fact: there is a KK in Heathrow airport (London).

      1. re: LulusMom

        I guess I don't know what a full factory store is, but I can tell you that for sure they had hot, fresh donuts coming out to us on Sunday when we stopped by. They were fantastic.

        1. re: LulusMom

          I went last Friday and they hot doughnuts, but it looks like they are just warming and glazing. The conveyor belt they have is about 1/4 the size of the one in Raleigh. They also don't have the space required to mix/cut/raise the dough.

    2. Given how progressive the UNC campus area is, I'm a little surprised that they'll be trucking in par-baked doughnuts a few times a day from Raleigh, as that seems to be a bit wasteful, and environmentally unfriendly. I imagine that's the only way they can get what they want and be on Franklin Street, but perhaps they should have picked a different location then.

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      1. re: cheinonen

        If they located the store somewhere else in CH they would have less foot traffic and more people driving for the sole purpose of getting KK. Plus, I imagine a large part of their business will be sales to people who shouldn't be driving anyway...

        1. re: mpjmph

          I love you Krispy Kreme doughnut; & I take the bus!

          Krispy Kreme
          2706 Watson Blvd Ste A, Warner Robins, GA 31093

      2. I haven't had the desire to try it out, but everyone around campus seems to love it. I do wonder how the glazed would compare to a full factory store.

        I'm not sure if this was on purpose, but the neon sign in the window only says "hot" rather than "hot and fresh"