First Krispy Kreme customer in Myanmar to receive year’s supply of donuts

A Krispy Kreme selection. Photo: Flickr / Ruth Hartnup
A Krispy Kreme selection. Photo: Flickr / Ruth Hartnup

Krispy Kreme’s Myanmar grand opening has been scheduled for Sept. 16 at Times Link Mall in Bahan Township. The first 300 people to queue will receive prizes, including a year’s supply of donuts — a dozen per week for 52 weeks — for the first person to arrive.

“With a growing economy and a population eager to welcome global brands, the time is right for Krispy Kreme to bring sweet treats to Myanmar,” the company said in an announcement earlier this month. The announcement also mentioned plans to open a total of 10 Krispy Kreme locations around Myanmar in the near future.

The recent announcement follows three years of silence after the company first declared its intention to open 10 locations in Myanmar in Aug. 2015.

Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Krispy Kreme has nearly 1,400 locations in 32 countries. The Myanmar locations will be run by a local franchisee.

The donut chain is one of a small number of western restaurant brands that will have outlets in Myanmar, which includes KFC and Pizza Hut. Starbucks has also announced its intention to open a location in Myanmar, but a date has not been set.

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