Krispy Kreme to open at old Central Bank HQ

American doughnut giant signs deal to establish a ‘fully glazed’ new store so that passers-by can see treats being made



1 December 2020

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Following the notable success of its first Irish outlet in the Blanchardstown Centre, Krispy Kreme is set to open its second store in Dublin early next year.

The US-headquartered fast food giant will occupy a high-profile unit at the former Central Bank HQ, which extends to 234sq m (2,519sq ft) at plaza level with an additional 89sq m (958sq ft) below plaza level, with a front on to both Dame Street and the walkway joining Dame Street and Temple Bar.

With a queue of 300 customers at the 7am opening of its first Irish store on 26 September 2018, The Irish Times reports the company’s Blanchardstown outlet became its best-performer worldwide within its first year of operation, recording average weekly revenues of almost €300,000.

Krispy Kreme Ireland Ltd recorded revenues of €3.86 million, its accounts show. This equates to an average of €296,923 in sales per week from 29 September 2018 to the end of the following year.

The Central Plaza scheme is being redeveloped by Hines and the Peterson Group.

With a full-glass façade, passers-by will be able to see doughnuts being made inside Krispy Kreme – an attribute which will no doubt tempt a few to venture indoors!



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