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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to open first Taiwan store in December

2013/10/22 20:01:01

(From Krispy Kreme Taiwan's Facebook page)

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) U.S.-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will open its first Taiwan store in December, filling the vacuum of American donut chains left after the departure of Dunkin' Donuts earlier this year.

Krispy Kreme Taiwan declined to give further comment than the company's Facebook post, put up earlier in the day, which gave the most specific information to date: "Coming to Taipei in December."

According to information from the company on a local job site, the new store is set for Taipei's bustling Xinyi District.

Kirspy Kreme is looking for both full-time and part-time employees as it plans warm-up promotional events starting in mid-November, the recruitment ad says.

Founded in North Carolina in 1937, Krispy Kreme now has outlets in the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Colombia and several other countries.

The company's main competition will be Japanese chain Mister Donut, which with over 50 stores across Taiwan has been the only major donut chain in the country since Dunkin' Donuts withdrew.

Dunkin' Donuts, which opened in Taiwan in 2007 and had 30 stores at its peak, closed its 19 remaining outlets in February.

(By James Lee)