Winston-Salem / NC. (kkd) In its continuing effort to meet the growing demand around the country for its signature sweet treats, doughnut-baker Krispy Kreme announced it has signed a development agreement with Chicagoland Restaurants LLC to open eight shops in downtown Chicago and throughout Cook County, Illinois, over the next few years.
«There is a high demand for Krispy Kreme in the greater Chicagoland area», said Patricia Perry, Krispy Kreme’s Vice President, US Franchise Development. «We are excited to be able to partner with Chicagoland Restaurants, an experienced and passionate group that will do an outstanding job of bringing the joy of Krispy Kreme to people throughout the area».
Chicagoland Restaurants President, Rogelio Tovar, currently owns two successful car dealerships, and recently acquired Automated Merchandising Systems, a global manufacturer of high-quality vending machines. Operations Director Carlos Larcada has extensive restaurant experience serving in leadership roles with chains including Levy Restaurants in Chicago, China Grill Management in Los Angeles, and Sushi Maki Restaurants.
«We have a very dedicated team that is eager to turn on Krispy Kreme’s signature ‘Hot Doughnuts Now’ sign throughout the area», said Tovar. «We look forward to exceeding our customer’s demands for Krispy Kreme’s highly regarded sweet treats and great tasting line of coffees».