The Krispy Kreme® Hot Light™ is Coming to New Jersey

Six shops to open in Bergen and Hudson Counties

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., (NYSE:KKD) today announced it has signed a
development agreement with Entrepreneurs, LLC, to open six shops in
Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey over several years.

Karl Halligan, John Mondry and Thomas Gallagher are partners of
Entrepreneurs, LLC. Halligan and Mondry have been involved in various
restaurants for more than 10 years.

Krispy Kreme is an iconic brand that provides an experience
unlike any other,” said Patricia Perry, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Vice
President, Global Franchise Development. “We are confident our partners
at Entrepreneurs, LLC, will provide that experience to customers in New
Jersey using their extensive background in the restaurant industry.”

Halligan said now is the ideal time to open shops in New Jersey because
of the growing demand for Krispy Kreme brand products.

Krispy Kreme is such a classic brand and we’re excited to bring
the best sweet treats and premium coffee to New Jersey,” said Halligan.
“The fan base for Krispy Kreme products is already very strong in
New Jersey, so we’re thrilled to be adding to the excitement already
surrounding the brand.”

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is in the process of expanding its development
efforts throughout the United States, with particular focus on the
Northeast, Northwest and certain areas of the Midwest. There are
currently almost 300 shops located in 41 states.

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., is a global retailer of premium-quality
sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut.
Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the
highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded
in 1937. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is proud of its Fundraising program,
which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of
dollars in needed funds. The Company has more than 1,000 retail shops in
25 countries. Connect with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at,
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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
Sarah Roof, 336-726-8878
Communications Coordinator