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82. Krispy Kreme

Last Year's Rank: 83

Investment Range: $500k to $1 Million

Category: Restaurant

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Company Description


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is an American doughnut and coffee chain based out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After booming international growth in the past several years, the chain now has more than 1,100 locations worldwide in 26 countries. More than 1,000 of these stores are owned by franchisees.

Aside from the traditional shop format, many Krispy Kreme locations offer a drive-thru for customers. In the U.S., the company’s products are also sold through grocery stores, convenience stores, and a variety of retail stores.

Company Statistics


Global Sales: $1,135,957,000

US Units: 278

International Units: 709

Total Units: 987

Percent Franchised: 89%

% International Units: 72%

US Franchised Units: 167

International Franchised Units: 709

Sales Growth %: 7.20%

Unit Growth %: 19.20%