Krispy Kreme is coming to Columbus. Set to open in August, the donut giant, known for having “Hot Donuts Now” will be moving into the Windchase Plaza, in the former Dunkin Donuts storefront.
LINK CEO, Joe Max Higgins confirmed the news and said he is excited about Columbus’s newest eatery. According to Higgins, the company’s signature hot glazed donuts will be made on site and said, “I think there will be a lot of people who will be tickeled about that.”
Local Facebook and Twitter pages have been abuzz with the news, with some even posting countdowns until the store opens. Higgins joked, “The cars will be lined up with the hot sign comes on.”
Representatives with Krispy Kreme could not be reached for comment but according to Higgins, the project has been in the works for “four or five months.”
With a “Closed for Business” sign taped on the door and drive-thru menu on Monday morning, Dunkin Donuts quietly closed on Sunday without explanation. They opened in May of 2009.0