krispy kremes dominican republic


Reigning King of Doughnuts – Krispy Kreme is expanding their empire by adding the Dominican Republic to their recent conquests. Let the masses rejoice! (let me know if I’m a little “Over the Top” on this intro).

What can I say? Of all the donut chains nobody compares to Krispy Kreme’s in my opinion. I was hooked the first time I walked into the store and was offered a sample, right out of the oven and barely cooled. It was their Original Glazed Donut, normally a little plain by my standards ( I favor the custard filled), but this “plain” donut was about the best I have ever tasted.

I now have another reason to visit the Dominican Republic capital of Santo Domingo. Krispy Kreme is opening their first of 14 stores in the DR on Winston Churchill Avenue in Santo Domingo. Over the next 5 years they are expecting to open 14 more of the franchise stores throughout the DR. No doubt these will be in the mostly tourist areas giving people a little taste of home while on vacation at one of our beaches. If you are looking for more American food restaurants in Santo Domingo check our Santo Domingo Restaurants page.

Currently, the Krispy Kreme Original Glazed(R) doughnut can be found in 20 countries, including the United States, Australia,Bahrain, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Krispy Kreme is partnering with Dominspec, S.A who also has 31 Burger King Restaurants and 6 Papa John’s. The group also owns the Palacio del Cine movie theatres with seven locations in the country. “We are very glad to announce in the Dominican Republic that Krispy Kreme is finally here. We believe it is a brand that has a great magic around people and that is one that really delivers happiness. We have been amazed how well received the brand has been by the consumers,” said Isabel Turull, Managing Director of Dominspec, S.A. “There is a very big market niche for this unbelievable brand which is a one of a kind doughnut. Our group feels very proud to have the honor of representing the brand in our country. This is the perfect time to share.”

One of the nice things I have found about franchise stores is that they tend to have a very similar quality no matter where they are. My family has tried several of the franchises here in the DR. Like Burger King (personally I like the local burgers better), Dominoes Pizza (not one of my favorites in the US, but compared to Dominican Pizza it shines), and TGI Fridays (Little expensive but AWESOME, the only local burger that I’ve found compares was at La Costera in Sosua)). It’s nice to have a little taste of home while living in a foreign country.