Krispy Kreme to open new Livingston store

There was traffic chaos on the first day of trading at Krispy Kreme, Edinburgh, and now the brand is to launch in Livingston. Pic: ian Georgeson

There was traffic chaos on the first day of trading at Krispy Kreme, Edinburgh, and now the brand is to launch in Livingston. Pic: ian Georgeson

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Krispy Kreme has announced it will be opening a new store in Livingston.

The American doughnut chain confirmed plans this week that could see a new location opened in West Lothian by year’s end.

Company bosses are already on the hunt for workers to staff the group’s second foray into the Scottish market, with deadlines for applications set for early October.

Judith Denby, chief marketing officer at Krispy Kreme UK, said: “The reception we received when we arrived in Scotland last year was overwhelming so we’re really looking forward to open our second store in Livingston later this year.

“We’re also actively looking for further sites in Scotland. We will keep our fans updated as and when we secure sites.”

Krispy Kreme’s first outlet in Scotland caused mayhem when it opened its doors in February last year. Diners queued for days in order to be first to sample the sugary treats, and travellers faced gridlock traffic surrounding the doughnut shop weeks.

Over one million people visited the Hermiston Gait store throughout the course of the year, withbusy staff serving up over four million doughnuts to city residents.

In addition to its imminent expansion into Livingston, officials have also gone on to hint that plans may also currently be on the table to open stores in Glasgow and Aberdeen.