I’VE become a regular reader of a young Lebanese professional’s blog called 2:48AM. He lives in Kuwait and blogs under the name of Mark. He shares the blog with his partner Nat, but he does most of the blogging. From waiting for his new MacBook to arrive, to his troubles with getting his Showtime disconnected, Mark is always fun to read.
One of his posts on Go Nuts Donuts, a Philippine chain of donut shops that has opened a branch in Kuwait, reminded me of how much I love Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Lucky for me, I read on Mark’s blog that Americana, the huge Kuwait-based fastfood franchise owner (Pizza Hut, Hardees and Kentucky Fried Chicken among others) has gotten the exclusive franchise for KK doughnuts in the Gulf.
According to this press release from last May, Americana will open its first KK outlet this September in Kuwait, with a total of 100 locations across the Gulf (including Saudi Arabia) by 2011.
According to the Krispy Kreme website, each plain, glazed KK doughnut has 200 calories and 12 grams of fat (of which 4 grams are trans fat, the really bad fat we are supposed to avoid.)
I sure hope they open a KK branch in Jeddah soon…I can’t stand the doughnuts at American Corner or Dunkin Donuts.