Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. has signed a development agreement with NH Glazed, LLC, to open four shops in New Hampshire and three in Maine over the next several years.

“The demand for Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee continues to grow throughout New England, so we are very happy to bring this iconic brand to New Hampshire and Maine,” said Patricia Perry, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ vice president of global franchise development. “Our partner, Cort Mendez, owner of NH Glazed, LLC, is experienced in the restaurant industry and is committed to delivering the high-quality Krispy Kreme Doughnuts experience to our customers in those states.”

Mendez previously owned 10 Five Guys franchises in New Hampshire. He said the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts fan base in both Maine and New Hampshire is already very strong, making this the ideal time to open the shops.

“Our team is excited to bring this iconic brand to the north and share that signature taste of Krispy Kreme’s sweet treats and premium coffee,” said Mendez. “We already have a nice following in both states, so we’re confident Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will become a fast favorite.”

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is in the process of expanding its development efforts throughout the United States, with particular focus on the Northeast, Northwest and certain areas of the Midwest. There are currently almost 300 shops located in 41 states nationwide.