McDonald’s to sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts nationwide by end of 2026

March 27, 2024

McDonald’s will begin selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts nationwide by the end of 2026, both chains announced on Tuesday, March 27, according to a report by Fox Business.

Three flavors of Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be delivered to McDonald’s restaurants daily as part of the expanded partnership—the original glazed, chocolate iced with sprinkles, and chocolate iced “kreme” filled—and will be available individually or in boxes of six.

The sweet treats will be sold from breakfast and last throughout the day, while supplies last, the companies said. The phased rollout will begin later this year.

“Significantly, by making Kreme Krispy accessible to fans nationwide through this partnership, we expect to more than double our points of access by the end of 2026,” Krispy Kreme CEO Josh Charlesworth says. “The partnership accelerates the development of our existing Delivered Fresh Daily channel, creating operating leverage through distribution density and production utilization.”

The companies tested the concept at 160 McDonald’s restaurants in Kentucky in February 2023.

“The expanded test will help us learn more about operational impact on a larger scale as well as explore customer demand,” McDonald’s said at the time.

Krispy Kreme has scaled its supply chain, built a support team and added technology and new equipment to support the expansion, the chains said.

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