ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell's iconic Krispy Kreme doughnut shop, at the corner of Ga. 9 and Oak Street, has moved to its new location just up the road – to the corner of Mansell Road and Ga. 9.
Opening Sept. 10, the store held giveaways and prizes throughout the morning to the more than 250 people who lined up outside for the midnight opening. Members of the City Council and the Roswell Business Alliance turned out in the morning to officially re-welcome the business to Roswell.
"We're glad to be in this location," said John Hirt, director of operations for Krispy Kreme. "The other [location] was getting older. This location opened up, and we took the opportunity to make it happen."
A larger footprint with brand-new equipment, the new location employs about 65 people – nearly 40 more than the original location. The Oak Street store will close.
"This city has always supported us," Hirt said. "We want to continue the partnership with them."
The doughnut company expects to open two new branches in the metro Atlanta area this year.