Thursday, February 11, 2016

Center City's Krispy Kreme to close

Last day is Sunday.

Center City's Krispy Kreme to close

Krispy Kreme.
Krispy Kreme. Michael Klein

Sunday, Dec. 30 is the finale for the Center City location of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which opened only in spring 2011.

Franchisee Brian Zaslow says the location, on 16th Street just north of Chestnut, was "nontraditional. ... It didn't work." He emphasized that this decision had no impact on his franchise group's growth. Back in July, the blog NakedPhilly noted that KK's space was available for sublease, but Zaslow told me at the time not to read into that listing. (This was a full two months before Federal Donuts opened nearby.)

The forthcoming KK location in Manoa Shopping Center in Havertown will use 16th Street's equipment, he said, positioning Center City's closure as a relocation.

Meanwhile, the franchise is selling doughnuts - baked that morning - in Brown's ShopRite supermarkets.

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