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Anne Arundel County Gets Sweet Treat with First Krispy Kreme Stores in a Decade

JLL retail specialists working with local restaurateur on roll-out 20 Krispy Kreme stores across Washington Baltimore region

BALTIMORE, Nov. 10, 2015 — Krispy Kreme, the global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, has returned to Anne Arundel County with the opening of a 3,731-square-foot store at Route 3 and Davidsonville Rd in Gambrills, MD at EDENS Crofton Station Shopping Center.

Greg Ferrante, Senior Vice President and Arris Noble in JLL’s Americas Retail Group, have been working with Monument Restaurants VII (RM), LLC to scout premium locations and expand the Krispy Kreme franchise model throughout the Baltimore-Washington region. A division of franchise operator Monument Restaurants, Monument Restaurants VII, LLC signed an agreement to develop 20 new Krispy Kreme shops in Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and nearby counties over the next several years.

“Krispy Kreme is re-entering the marketplace with a smaller store concept and a new focus on its retail operations,” said Ferrante. “Having a strong local partner like Monument Restaurants is allowing us to scale the model into communities that are hungry for the retail experience Krispy Kreme offers.”

According to Ferrante, Krispy Kreme’s new model capitalizes on its strong brand recognition and focuses less on selling products to local grocery and convenience stores. The new Krispy Kreme locations will provide a family-friendly retail experience for its customers that includes the signature Original Glazed doughnut and the great-tasting coffee offered by the retailer since it was founded in 1937.

The Crofton Station Krispy Kreme location will be the first new Krispy Kreme store to open in Maryland in more than a decade.

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