Olivia Pulsinelli | November 2, 2015
After a series of delays, the first Krispy Kreme location in Houston in nine years will open.
The location at 8611 Westheimer Road will open at 6 a.m. on Nov. 3, and people were lining up as early as 8 a.m. on Nov. 2, the Houston Chronicle reports. The second Houston location, at 5603 Highway 6 North, is set to open Nov. 17, according to the Chronicle.
North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. (NYSE: KKD) left the Houston market in 2006 after its franchise agreement ended. Franchisee Guillermo Perales, president and CEO of Dallas-based Sun Holdings, LLC. struck a deal with Krispy Kreme in December 2013 to open 10 Houston-area stores.
The Highway 6 location initially was expected to open in February, but that date was pushed back several times. In September, Perales told the Houston Business Journal he began to have doubts that the location had the space and supplies to solely satisfy the demand in Houston.
In addition to the Westheimer and Highway 6 locations, the next two to open will be at 3055 S. Loop W. near NRG Stadium and at 4061 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Perales told HBJ.
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