Krispy Kreme

This was in yesterday’s mX: Krispy Kreme is (finally, finally!) opening its first Melbourne store. The grand opening is this Thursday, in the QV shopping centre.

Now, the important bit: Krispy Kreme will be giving away 10,000 donuts, starting at 10.30am on Thursday (and, in all likelihood, ending at 10.35am). An event not to be missed.

Update 07/March: as commenters pointed out, Thursday was not the grand opening, just a “stunt” with the donut give-away. Not only that, the store will not be in the QV but in the Westfield Fountain Gate, in Narre Warren. The store will open in June.

12 Comments so far

  1. Jme (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 8:59 am

    Finally!!!! I used to pop by the outlets in Sydney when I was down there from Newcastle just to get my lemon filled donuts. Now they’re here! The staff at the Liverpool outlet give out free plain donuts too for taste testing. Mmmm.

  2. squirt (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 2:47 am

    Just what we need … something else to help us on our diet away from sushi and the fitness fanatics around the city!

  3. Tony (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

    Sorry, you are incorrect. The grand opening is not today. They are handing out 10,000 donuts today, but there is no store. They started building the first store in Narre Warren (Westfield Fountain Gate) just yesterday and it is expected to open in June.

  4. Athira K. Murali (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

    I am an avid fan of Krispy Kreme. The opening of its first Melbourne store in Narre Warren is like a crime against human needs. Why can’t they open a store in the city somewhere? Sydney has eight stores and we Melburnians are deprived of our Krispy Kreme needs. I wish the Krispy Kreme people will come up with a brilliant idea of opening up a store in Melbourne Central or on Bourke St Mall or something.

  5. Fran McDiarmid (unregistered) on March 4th, 2006 @ 3:38 am

    When the Melbourne KK store opens, can I arrange to send a gift of Krispy Kremes to a friend in Melbourne. I live in Brisbane??? Please advise.

  6. Buck (unregistered) on March 5th, 2006 @ 10:04 am

    I love krispy kreme donuts, and why do they open the first store of krispy kremes in a ghetto like narre warren near dandenong of all places. Those people cant even afford donuts. They need more things like schools and abortion clinics. nah im only kidding, i will still drive to dandenong for some krispy kremes…westside

  7. Alex Y (unregistered) on March 10th, 2006 @ 9:48 am

    i didnt even know where narre warren was until it was said to be near dandenong! I guess its not that far in that case.

  8. Hilton (unregistered) on March 11th, 2006 @ 8:58 am

    What a SHIT place to put a Krispy Kreme, how degrading to the name. They should have seriously opened a store at either Crown, Collins St or Chapel St….
    Looks like the public of Melbourne will be fleaing to a shit-hole like Narre Warren for dounuts…
    Peoples, hold onto your possessions and car keys for dear life, grab ur dounuts, throw them ur fifty (fuck the change) and run for your life.

  9. Jess (unregistered) on March 15th, 2006 @ 1:09 am

    KK will open in june at narre, i actually saw the sign my self and started screaming, i first tasted it in america and believed it was heaven sent.. finally they’re going to be here

  10. bigmick (unregistered) on March 15th, 2006 @ 11:42 pm

    pity about the location… maybe they got confused in their marketing surveys… I expect someone told them KK was popular out there, whereas the really meant KKK

  11. Sharon (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 7:22 am

    I can’t wait for the Fountain Gate store to open. I live in Rowville and with the new freeway it’s not that far away at all!!!! Anyway for anyone who’s complaining, you won’t care one bit once you’ve had your first bite.

  12. Tomcat (unregistered) on March 19th, 2006 @ 3:05 am

    Apparently the reason for opening the store in Narre Warren is that there research has shown that that’s where the center of melbourne growth is… personally i agree it’s a stupid placement for a store, sure there may be 10s of thousands of people living in shoe box houses there, but that just means the store is more likely to get robbed, not more customers… chapel street or the city would be perfect for customers, or even chadstone, god knows it’s big enough and has enough fat chicks walking out of supre who can then go str8 to the donuts… maybe what they really found is ppl in narre warren are more likely to develop food addictions, so they spend all their money on donuts and not i dunno, knives and drugs…

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