Krispy Kreme to Launch in Calgary


Global doughnut and coffeehouse chain Krispy Kreme is expanding in the Calgary market and with the help of Monika Blachut and Michael Kehoe of Fairfield Commercial Real Estate have secured a great location along Macleod Trail South.

Construction will begin later this year on a lot owned by Lansdowne Equity Ventures directly in front of its Schanks Sports Grill.

According to Kehoe, Krispy Kreme officials plan their first Calgary location as a ‘doughnut theatre hub’ where customers can observe the doughnut-making process as the sweet snacks travel along a 12-metre production line, which includes a glaze waterfall. The free-standing flagship building will have a dine-in section plus a drive-through.

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