McDonald's Will Start Selling This Super Popular Treat for the First Time in History
McDonald's is no stranger to iconic desserts. From the McFlurry and the Apple Pie to newer pastries like the Pull-Apart Donut and the Cheese Danish, the chain doesn't miss a beat when it comes to figuring out new ways to satisfy America's sweet tooth. However, it's much rarer to see McDonald's selling someone else's treats, which makes its new collaboration with an iconic donut brand big news.
According to CNBC, you'll soon be able to buy fresh Krispy Kreme donuts at select McDonald's locations. The offering will be a limited-time test to evaluate how the partnership would affect the chain's operations. The donuts will become available on October 26 at the following nine locations in Kentucky and Indiana:
- 590 Bypass Road, Brandenburg
- 135 Centre Drive, Shepherdsville
- 911 Old Preston Hwy N, Hillview
- 7426 S 3rd St Road, Louisville
- 600 Lafollette Station Drive, Floyds Knobs
- 1051 N Luther Road, Georgetown
- 2035 Old St Road, IN-135, Corydon
- 3000 E 10th St, Jeffersonville
- 802 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany
Here's what'll be on offer—Krispy Kreme's classic glazed donut, the chocolate iced donut covered with sprinkles, and the raspberry-filled donut. They'll be available for purchase as individual items or in packs of six, and will be sold all day. However, they won't be available for delivery.
Krispy Kreme will deliver fresh donuts to McDonald's locations daily, thanks to its "hub and spoke" distribution model, which consists of larger shops with production factories called "hubs" that ship donuts to smaller outposts called "spokes." The donut chain implemented this new strategy last year in order to optimize the quality and freshness of its products no matter where they're sold, and has seen major success.
While Krispy Kreme may be a rival in the breakfast category, McDonald's is likely making the move in order to fuel customer traffic amid inflation. Additionally, the well-priced donuts could provide an easy order add-on and increase check averages, which have fallen at the chain after the pandemic.