BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. is on its way Bergen County.
The first of six stores slated to open in Bergen and Hudson counties over the next several years popped up Tuesday morning in Jersey City, as part of a development agreement with Entrepreneurs, LLC.
The company has not yet announced where in Bergen County the other locations will be.
Karl Halligan, John Mondry and Thomas Gallagher are partners of Entrepreneurs, LLC. Halligan and Mondry have been involved in various restaurants for more than 10 years.
“Krispy Kreme is an iconic brand that provides an experience unlike any other,” Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Vice President and Global Franchise Development Patricia Perry said.
“We are confident our partners at Entrepreneurs, LLC, will provide that experience to customers in New Jersey using their extensive background in the restaurant industry.”
Halligan said now is the ideal time to open shops in New Jersey because of the growing demand for Krispy Kreme brand products.
"Krispy Kreme is such a classic brand and we’re excited to bring the best sweet treats and premium coffee to New Jersey," said Halligan.
"The fan base for Krispy Kreme products is already very strong in New Jersey, so we’re thrilled to be adding to the excitement already surrounding the brand."
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is in the process of expanding its development efforts throughout the United States, with particular focus on the Northeast, Northwest and certain areas of the Midwest.
There are currently almost 300 shops located in 41 states.