US-based doughnut and coffee shop franchise Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation has signed its first regional franchise deal for India.

Krispy Kreme has signed the franchise agreement with Bedrock Food Company Pvt. Ltd. The agreement will see 35 new stores open throughout the northern region of India, including the cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Lucknow, over the next five years.

Jeff Welch, Krispy Kreme President, International, said: “We are excited to partner with Bedrock Food Company in taking the great taste and experience of Krispy Kreme to the people of North India. Manpreet Gulri and his team are leaders in the QSR segment in India. Their strong industry experience and knowledge of the Indian consumer are great assets that they will be able to leverage as they bring the melt-in-your-mouth Krispy Kreme experience to the market.”

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