Doughnut fans queue from 7.30am for opening of new Krispy Kreme store

The popular doughnut chain unveiled its first store in Stirling this morning (22 August), cutting the ribbon at the town’s Thistles Shopping Centre.

Published 22nd Aug 2019
Updated 15 th Sep 2023

The new store, in the shape of Krispy Kreme’s iconic doughnut dozen box, opened officially at 10am, with some enthusiastic fans queuing to get a taste of the action from 7:30am.

The first in line was Dylan Hart who won a £150 Krispy Kreme voucher.

Krispy Kreme new store
Winner, Dylan Hart. Picture: Whyler Photos of Stirling

Showing his excitement for the store, which will be a permanent addition to Thistles Shopping Centre, Dylan said: “I’m thrilled Stirling has a Krispy Kreme store now. I absolutely love Krispy Kreme’s doughnuts, so when I heard it was opening at the shopping centre, I wanted to make sure I was first in line at the new store.

"I’m so pleased with my prize, which I’ll be sharing with friends and family – they’ll be just as delighted!’’

The first dozen people in the queue also bagged themselves some sweet prizes and exclusive Krispy Kreme goodies, while shoppers were given the chance to win delicious, freshly-baked treats on the Krispy Kreme Spin-to-Win wheel.

Krispy Kreme new store
Picture: Whyler Photos of Stirling

In the run up to the grand unveiling, Krispy Kreme treated Stirling fans by handing out over 12,000 complimentary doughnuts across the town.

Krispy Kreme is known for causing a stir when the brand opens new shops, none more so when they opened their first Scottish store in 2013.

The drive-thru near Edinburgh saw hour long tailbacks and took around £60,000 in its first day.

Since then the brand has opened up in other major cities including a 'spaceship shaped' store in Glasgow.

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