Following a test run at 160 restaurants in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, McDonald’s is rolling out Krispy Kreme Doughnuts across the country, with nationwide availability expected by the end of 2026.

Three of Krispy Kreme’s most popular doughnuts will be delivered fresh to McDonald’s restaurants every day. The following will be available individually or in boxes of six, starting at breakfast and lasting throughout the day while supplies last:

  • The Original Glazed Doughnut
  • The Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnut
  • The Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled Doughnut

“Since the launch of breakfast nearly 50 years ago, we’ve continued to offer new menu items, flavors and experiences that have made McDonald’s an irreplaceable part of fans’ morning routines,” says Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s USA’s chief marketing and customer experience officer. “This partnership is an exciting next step in that journey and a chance to unlock new business opportunities in the breakfast category and throughout the day. Our fans’ love for Krispy Kreme runs deep, and we can’t wait to make it even easier for them to satisfy their sweet tooth at McDonald’s restaurants across the country.”  

“The top request we receive from consumers, every day, is, ‘please bring Krispy Kreme to my town.’ Partnering with McDonald’s on a national scale will provide our fans and doughnut lovers unprecedented daily access to fresh doughnuts and the joy that is Krispy Kreme,” says Krispy Kreme president and chief executive officer Josh Charlesworth.

To celebrate the partnership, Krispy Kreme will give one free Original Glazed Doughnut to all guests who visit US Krispy Kreme shops between 5-9 pm on Tuesday, March 26.

The doughnut chain has been scaling its supply chain, building a support team, adding technology and new equipment, and enhancing field training to support its Delivered Fresh Daily expansion, which includes this phased rollout.

“Significantly, by making Kreme Krispy accessible to fans nationwide through this partnership, we expect to more than double our points of access by the end of 2026. The partnership accelerates the development of our existing Delivered Fresh Daily channel, creating operating leverage through distribution density and production utilization,” Charlesworth says.