Krispy Kreme Opens in Manukau 2018

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New Tavern opening


I had mentioned a while ago that Krispy Kreme was coming to Manukau City Centre. Well it has been confirmed with an opening date mid-2018.

From Stuff:

New Zealand’s first Krispy Kreme to open in south Auckland

CHRIS HARROWELL – Last updated 10:41, May 22 2017

Get your first taste of Krispy Kreme next year - only in south Auckland.
WILL BURGESS – Get your first taste of Krispy Kreme next year – only in south Auckland. Source:

Kiwis will get their first taste of Krispy Kreme doughnuts next year.

The global doughnut company’s first New Zealand store is expected to open in Manukau, south Auckland in March next year.

Construction of its retail store and manufacturing facility is underway as part of an $8 million development on a 2.6 hectare site in Ronwood Ave that’s owned by the Wiri Licensing Trust.

Sydney-based Krispy Kreme chief executive Andrew McGuigan is excited to bring the franchise to New Zealand.

Trust chairman Alan Johnson says the project will include a brand new tavern.



“It will create up to 150 full and part-time jobs in roles such as management, operations management, retail and foodservice, and manufacturing.

“Some of the jobs will give young people a start in employment. Everything that’s sold in the store will be made on-site.”

Johnson says the development will provide the trust with a profitable investment with a “high-profile and reliable tenant”.

The global franchise was founded in 1937 in the United States,

In order to make way for the Krispy Kreme store and the tavern, a bar that had stood on the site has been demolished.

Johnson says the Australian company that owns the Krispy Kreme franchise in Australia will lease its site from the trust, which will own and operate the adjacent tavern.



He says the tavern, which is expected to open in June next year, will be an establishment of very high quality.


“The Manukau site is ideal for our flagship store and operational facility and we expect it to be a popular destination that all can enjoy.”

The south Auckland facility will offer a retail store and drive-through and will also be the company’s manufacturing base for Auckland and Waikato.

Krispy Kreme was founded in the United States in 1937 and is the creator of the iconic original glazed doughnut.




So a Krispy Kreme and a new Tavern inside Manukau City Centre. Exciting. Oh Manukau Rail and Bus Station is about a 12 minute walk from the new Krispy Kreme site so one way of burning off the donut or beer induced calories on the way home.