Krispy Kreme To Open This Fall On Street Road

Philadelphia franchisee says it will be much more than a doughnut store.

A Philly native is definitely excited about bringing an internationally known iconic treat to Bensalem.

Visitors will definitely need napkins.

The fourth area doughnut franchise is scheduled to open in mid to late November on Street Road, about a mile from I-95.

“Construction started last week. We're using an existing building that was a KFC,” said Brian Zaslow, who with his cousin, Keith Morgan, run Dough Nuts for Doughnuts, which is planning 21 stores in Philadelphia and surrounding counties in the next few years.

Since last fall the duo has opened stores in center city, Fox Chase and Collingswood, NJ. Zaslow is bullish on Bensalem especially after seeing many Bucks County residents come to Fox Chase.

“We found a great location and we know Bensalem is a good environment for small businesses,” he said. “We met with the mayor and others and they were nothing but welcoming to us and positive.”

The new store will employ more than 30 people, with a job fair planned for some time in October.

Zaslow says that “those with preconceived notions are going to be thrilled” with the local Krispy Kreme store.

In addition to serving the renowned 15 varieties of “America's favorite” doughnuts and fresh-brewed coffee, the store will offer bagels, sweet rolls and muffins. The facility will have wireless internet service, a lounge area with sofas and a flat screen TV and a Kids Corner with games and activities.

“It's going to be like no Krispy Kreme ever seen,” he said.

Krispy Kreme began its glazed doughnut history in 1937 in Winston-Salem N.C. It was sold to Beatrice Food Co. in 1976 but bought back by a small group of franchisees in 1982. Today, there are close to 600 stores across the globe.

At one time there were four in the Philadelphia area but they closed in 2005.

Zaslow – a former vice president of marketing for Aramark and Northeast High School grad – is thrilled about bringing Krispy Kreme back to the area and specifically to Bensalem.

“It's going to be a really inviting place we want Bensalem to enjoy,” he said.

Eric S September 08, 2011 at 01:09 PM
Good news indeed! I really miss KK. In particular the rasberry filled donuts. The coffee is better than ....the other guy.
John Calhoun September 08, 2011 at 02:25 PM
I would rather have a yum-yums bake shop instead.
Darlene September 08, 2011 at 02:58 PM
MMmmmm yes Yum -yums are the best!! so fresh.
Wendy Saddler September 08, 2011 at 04:35 PM
MMMMMM.......... Krispy Kreme Donuts!! (Homer Simpson)
Eric S September 08, 2011 at 06:56 PM
You poor unfortunate misguided soul. No one beats KK. We will pray for you and your salvation. Actually, I have never had Yum-Yum's so it may well be I who is the lost soul. But I will happily cross the River Styx so long as I have a bag of rasberry donuts with me.
Dave Fiedler September 08, 2011 at 11:01 PM
I have to agree with the Yum-Yum's crowd. They still make donuts the old fashioned way and it shows in the taste and consistency. Now, KK is good too. Had many a KK glazed at Penn Station in NY on my daily commute (back when I could eat that kind of stuff and not gain weight). Now coffee? Dunkin' Donuts all the way, although their donuts are dreadful since they went "fat free" or whatever they call it a number of years ago.
Eric S September 08, 2011 at 11:46 PM
I guess I had better listen to the prevailing sentiment here and go find a Yum-Yums. Anyone want to save me the trouble and just tell me where one is? I'll buy you a donut if you do.
Dave Fiedler September 09, 2011 at 01:01 AM
Closest I know of is Street Rd. in Warminster east of Old York Rd. (263). It's a drive. I stop there if I'm up that way for some other reason. It's a local place not a chain or franchise like DD or KK. There's another one on 309 north of Montgomeryviille.
Eric S September 09, 2011 at 01:08 AM
I know the place..I thought it was an ice cream shop. Looks like I owe you a donut. I'm going to up that way sometime this weekend. I'll bring back a report of what I find. What kind of donut am I bring back to you?
Dave Fiedler September 09, 2011 at 03:03 AM
Not necessary. I hope you enjoy it.
amanda October 12, 2011 at 02:57 AM
how will we know when the job fair is going to be? i would really love to work there!
Vic Monaco October 12, 2011 at 06:39 AM
They said they would be making an announcement and holding it either at the store or nearby. I'd suggest either stopping by the building or going to the corporate website and make a call. If I hear anything, I'll post it here.
GWEN DARTY October 12, 2011 at 09:10 PM
Please--I am so glad kk is back!! I've been searching for a doughnut that even closely taste like a KK doughnut. When I saw the store in Fox Chase and walked in, I couldn't stop staring at all those doughnuts. I just hugged the counter. The young lady just looked at me like I was crazy and started laughing that she felt sorry for me and offered me a free sample. So glad they are back!!
Vic Monaco October 20, 2011 at 06:17 AM
KK is holding a job fair at Fisher's Tudor House on Street Road from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for next week or two
Braden Young October 22, 2011 at 02:34 PM
Krispy Kreme Bensalem is now hiring! Tuesday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm at Fishers Tudor House for the next 2 weeks.


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