We’re over the moon with the news that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is expanding into Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2017! Finally, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts South Africa will open an all new store at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal in March 2017.
Gateway, voted the best Shopping Centre by the Daily News Your Choice awards
in 2014 and 2015, will be the home to the first Krispy Kreme store outside of Gauteng.
“Krispy Kreme South Africa is extremely proud and excited to ‘share the joy that is Krispy
Kreme’ with Durban and creates wonderful memories,” says Krispy Kreme South Africa
CEO, Gerry Thomas.
Krispy Kreme is an international brand that has been around for 79 years and with
Gateway being one of Africa’s leading and most prestigious shopping centers, the
opening of this Krispy Kreme store symbolizes a prominent step in the brand’s local
Following the flagship store launch in 2015, four additional Krispy Kreme stores have
opened this year with locations at the Sandton Gautrain, the Mall of Africa, Clearwater
Mall and Sandton City respectively. Still with two more stores to open in 2016 at Menlyn
Park shopping Centre in late November and Eastgate in December, Krispy Kreme plans
to reach even more South Africans before the year comes to a close.
‘’It is strategic to Krispy Kreme South Africa’s rollout that we open stores in major regional
shopping centers. Krispy Kreme South Africa are very fortunate to have secured a prime
location in Gateway Theatre of Shopping, making this launch all the more exciting!” says
Thomas. Thomas goes on to say,” The Gateway theatre of Shopping is Durban’s superior
retail node and as a premium international brand, this location is the perfect fit for Krispy
The store position is also well situated as the smaller Krispy Kreme fresh stores
planned for Durban’s other major shopping centers will be supplied out of the Gateway
factory production store. The store will be located at G350, Palm Boulevard.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts was founded in Winston-Salem, N.C. on July 13, 1937, and it
has become known through the years for high-quality sweet treats and premium coffee,
both across the U.S. and internationally. Krispy Kreme opened its doors in South Africa
on the 25th of November 2015 and has since created lifelong fans, as memories have
been made and joyful moments shared at all five of the Johannesburg-based stores.