Doughnut lovers rejoice.
Krispy Kreme announced Tuesday that it will open 20 more shops across Southern California over the next seven years.
“We are thrilled to be growing our business in Southern California,” according to Roger Glickman, CEO of franchise owner Great Circle Family Foods, which already operates 11 Krispy Kreme shops in Southern California.
The only Krispy Kreme location in the South Bay is in Gardena. At one point, Great Circle owned 31 locations, including at least one in Torrance off Pacific Coast Highway.
“This commitment for an additional 20 stores is a reflection of our success with the Krispy Kreme brand, our outstanding system-leading same store sales growth and our confidence in the small factory shop model,” Glickman said.
The new shops will stick with the “small factory” design, and will feature drive-through windows.
The news of the new Krispy Kreme shops comes nearly six months after Dunkin Donuts announced that it would be opening 45 stores—including 18 in the South Bay and Orange County—in 2015.
—City News Service, with additional reporting by editor Nicole Mooradian.