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Krispy Kreme have 'no official plans' for Northern Ireland outlet

US giant: Krispy Kreme
US giant: Krispy Kreme

US doughnut giants Krispy Kreme have said that they have no official plans to open their first Northern Ireland store.

It comes after reports that the popular chain were set to expand into Northern Ireland.

Krispy Kreme this week announced its first Irish store will open in Dublin's Blanchardstown.

The new store will create 150 jobs and include a 24-hour drive through.

The company currently only has European stores in Iceland and the UK.

In a statement released to The Belfast Telegraph the company confirmed that there were no plans in place to expand into Northern Ireland.

"Krispy Kreme does not currently have official plans to open in Northern Ireland and is focusing on the Dublin store launch in autumn 2018 for now," a company spokesperson said.

Northern Ireland doughnut fans need not despair though, as the company have not ruled out an outlet in Northern Ireland in the future.

"This is not to say that a Northern Ireland branch is not up for consideration. We will be sure to let you know if those plans change," the spokesperson said.

Krispy Kreme has more than 1,300 stores in 31 countries and it delivers more than 73 million doughnuts per year to more than 800 locations.

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