Krispy Kreme is finally and officially opening not just one or two but three yes 3 stores in Davao City. Two of the first branches in Mindanao will open October 20, 2012 (mark your calendars) at 9AM at SM City Davao Annex that’s near Starbucks. Then at 12 noon of the same day, they will open the second branch in Abreeza Mall at the ground floor in between BonChon and AstroVision. There are rewards awaiting the first 100 customers so make sure you read till the end of this post so you will know when they will open the third branch where else of course but at SM Lanang Premier. *wink*
Their doughnuts are of superior quality in terms of sweetness and being delicious. They guarantee quality and freshness in their Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Krispy Kreme was the doughnut that I always wanted to bring home as a pasalubong to my family back here in Davao when anyone of us get to travel to Manila a few years back. You know that when people travel back home to Davao from Manila, most would have a box or two of a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. I am sure some of you have noticed that in the airport and in the plane with people hand carrying a box or two. Well read on and know more about Krispy Kreme and what they have in store for us especially those who are loyal and will become loyal to their doughnut brand.
When in Davao, do as the Davaoeños do—take a dip in pristine waters, go on a nature hike, and have a taste of the delicacies distinctive to the city.
But hold on to that list as another must-experience is about to be added along with the many things you can delight in at the heart of the vibrant metropolis. Prep your palates and get ready to say “Maayong Pag-abot!” as Krispy Kreme turns its Hotlight on at the Royal City of the South this October 20, 2012.
Spanning more than 690 shops in 21 countries, Krispy Kreme has been exciting the world with a distinct confectionery experience brought by its delectable variety of offerings, piloted by the Original Glazed Doughnut, which has won the world over since 1937.
Since it first opened its doors in the Philippines six years ago, the world-famous doughnut and coffee brand has been making Filipinos fall in love with its range of signature treats. To date, Krispy Kreme Philippines now boasts of 31 stores in Luzon and two stores in Visayas—all constantly swelling with eager patrons who found that unrivaled delight brought by its products.
Hence, Krispy Kreme continues to bolster its sweet success in the country through expanding with two stores down south. Located in Mindanao’s premier shopping destinations—Abreeza Mall and The Annex at SM City Davao, the newest branches further Krispy Kreme’s milestone in the country, as well as the celebration of its 75th year of bringing delicious tastes and fond memories worldwide.
“In whichever part of the country, you will find that Filipinos have a naturally soft spot for sweets,” notes Mark Gamboa, Marketing Manager of Krispy Kreme Philippines. “Having already satisfying our markets in Luzon and Visayas, we decided that we couldn’t leave Mindanao out, and so we are now finally bringing the confectionary goodness of our brand to the south as we expand in the region.”
To complete the Krispy Kreme experience for Davaoeños, its Abreeza Mall branch will feature the Baked Kitchen, where the brand’s Baked Creations are freshly rolled out every day. Meanwhile, its outlet at The Annex at SM City Davao—its first 4th drive-thru store in the country set to operate in its own extended hours from 6am to 1am—will boast of the Doughnut Factory, where thousands of everyone’s much-loved Original Glazed Doughnuts are produced daily.
Freshly Baked Creations are done in Abreeza Mall which makes it special among the two branches that will open. It has a 30 seating capacity. SM Davao Annex with 50 seating capacity and has the doughnut theater like the one we saw at their MOA branch a few years ago.
And to satiate its Davao market’s tastes some more, Krispy Kreme assures that its range of offerings in both branches will be halal-certified—veering away from flavors made with pork to appeal to the Muslim market.
Also, in true Krispy Kreme tradition, the first people—one from each of the eight (8) neighboring cities—to ring the cash register gets a year-long supply of the brand’s Original Glazed Doughnuts and Signature Coffee. Additionally, the second and third customers to fall in line will be rewarded six and three month’s worth of the same delights, respectively. The 4th to 100th purchasers are also in for treats, as they will be getting supplies of these Krispy Kreme favorites to last them a whole month.
The eight (8) neighboring cities in Mindanao included in this promo are Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Agusan del Norte, General Santos, Lanao del Norte, and Cotabato City.
First person in line on opening day will have a one year supply of doughnuts and coffee from Krispy Kreme. That’s a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts per week or 52 dozen doughnuts and 365 cups of coffee all free from Krispy Kreme if you get to be the lucky person and must be the first to line up on October 20 at SM Davao Annex
With an extensive pastry selection ranging from sweet to savory and espresso drinks that go from hot to cold, Krispy Kreme is all set to thrill every Davaoeño’s taste buds with its one-of-a-kind goodness and distinct mouth-watering delight.
Serving world-class doughnuts and coffees since 1937, Krispy Kreme made its way to the hearts of Filipinos when it opened its first branch in the country back in 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets in 35 different locations nationwide, with hotlight stores in SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Festival Supermall Alabang, Bonifacio High Street, Cebu IT Park, Abreeza Mall and The Annex at SM City Davao.
To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may become a friend of Krispy Kreme by visiting KrispyKreme.com.ph or by liking Chloe at facebook.com/ChloeKrispyKremePH.
They will open a third branch in Davao at SM Lanang Premier in November which is already next month. It will be located below the flat cafe of Starbucks at SMLA.
The first time I tried Krispy Kreme, I honestly fell in love with it. Being from Davao who loves food and sweets, it was an experience I still remember to this day. If I remember it right, the first Krispy Kreme store my boys and I went to was in their MOA branch at the ground floor along Seaside Drivea few years back. I bought as many donuts as I could handcarry before we fly back home to Davao a few hours after that. Well in a few days time, we need not go to Manila or Cebu to buy freshly made Krispy Kreme doughnuts, we will have it now in Davao City as they open two stores on October 20, 2012… one in Abreeza Mall and at SM Davao Annex which will have a drive-through, a first for them in VisMin.
They also offer free WIFI as mentioned by Mr. Mark E. Gamboa, their Marketing Manager. In Davao, bloggers and social media addict that is, people honestly appreciate an establishment that offers free WIFI that has a great signal and I honestly mean great and strong signal. There are many establishments offering that for free here. You know for those who wants to immediately share photos of food or photos of friends meeting together to hangout, some of us like to instantly be able to share those photos instantly through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and other social media networks.
We got to try their Original Glazed Doughnuts half a dozen each. We ate it for our after dinner snacks and the little boy instantly liked it after he tasted it. He even asked for a second one and before I knew it only one was left. *wink* Well we may just have to wait for a few days more and get a dozen of fresh, hot original glazed doughnuts for the boys. See you on the 20th!
By the way, thanks to Chef Vincent and Donna of Tiny Kitchen at Torres Street for the delicious and wonderful dinner they prepared for us during the Krispy Kreme pre-launch event!