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When is Krispy Kreme opening?

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MarkLTD    34

There is also going to be a Krispy Kreme on Westheimer between Dunvale and Fondren where the Arby's used to be in the Target parking lot.

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august948    700

There is also going to be a Krispy Kreme on Westheimer between Dunvale and Fondren where the Arby's used to be in the Target parking lot.

 

Sweet!  An Arby's further out on Westheimer, east of Dairy Ashford, also just closed.  Now I can get my hopes up that they convert that one to Krispy Kreme, too.

 

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august948    700

Didn't they come and go once before?

Yeah. They built a number around 2000 or 2001, including one downtown. After 3 or 4 years there was some sort of dispute between corporate and the local franchisee and they all shut ddown.

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Specwriter    151

Didn't they come and go once before?

 

and how long will they stay this time? There seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for the chain on this forum but I'm pretty sure the one on Bay Area Blvd. just didn't do well economically. Perhaps it was the location (not easy to get to). There wasn't a Shipley's, or Dunkin' Donuts, or other independent shop nearby so I don't think it was an issue of too much competition.

 

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IronTiger    736

Sweet! An Arby's further out on Westheimer, east of Dairy Ashford, also just closed. Now I can get my hopes up that they convert that one to Krispy Kreme, too.

Ironically, it WAS a Krispy Kreme from 1998 to 2006.

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august948    700

I know...that one was very near me. Drove by the new one last night and it looks like they've still got a ways to go.

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JLWM8609    476

Ironically, it WAS a Krispy Kreme from 1998 to 2006.

 

I think that was the first Krispy Kreme to open up in the Houston area. I remember going there when it first opened. Funny how Dairy Ashford and Westheimer seemed so far away to me at that time.

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SpaceGhost    67

I think that was the first Krispy Kreme to open up in the Houston area. I remember going there when it first opened. Funny how Dairy Ashford and Westheimer seemed so far away to me at that time.

 

Indeed it was. It was converted into just a bakery with no retail operations after the Jumble's debacle. I go into more detail on my website. (Click on the location on the map).

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august948    700

Drove past the highway 6 location yesterday and they've got the signs on the building and equipment is visible in the window but it's not open yet.

 

The Westheimer/Dunvale location is almost as far along, but the signs aren't up yet.

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gene    827

they MUST put one inside the Galleria or nearby...i mean come on!!!  :blink:

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IronTiger    736

There IS one coming to South Loop West 610 according to their website.

Edit: I think it's gonna be the old Citgo at Braeswood at 610.

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towerjunkie    188

This has nothing to do with actual Krispy Kreme locations but rather Krispy Kreme itself. Those of you that have had Krispy Kreme, do the doughnuts get soggy like the ones from Shipley's do after a certain time or is it a common doughnut thing? 

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august948    700

This has nothing to do with actual Krispy Kreme locations but rather Krispy Kreme itself. Those of you that have had Krispy Kreme, do the doughnuts get soggy like the ones from Shipley's do after a certain time or is it a common doughnut thing? 

 

Not really soggy, though the glaze will start to melt under certain conditions.  They will get stale.

 

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IronTiger    736

Not really soggy, though the glaze will start to melt under certain conditions. They will get stale.

At least from what I've seen from KK in Dallas, the doughnuts stay intact and don't arrive shriveled up like Shipley's tend to do.

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cspwal    1838

Krispy Kreme donuts' glaze tends to harden into a thin shell, with the donuts keeping their toroid form even well after cooling.  I've found that this shell means that once they've cooled, they stay a sleek donut until you eat them.  And if you want them warm again, microwave for 8 seconds.

 

Not sure how long they can sit out though.  Probably not all weekend

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LarryDierker    3135

There IS one coming to South Loop West 610 according to their website.

Edit: I think it's gonna be the old Citgo at Braeswood at 610.

 

One is being built right next door to Taco Bell in the Golden Corral parking lot. the construction has been really fast. Taco Bell employee told me it was supposed to open this month but was pushed to next month due to rain.

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