At the end of last year, Krispy Kreme opened its Hot Light store – its first location in Ireland – with a 24-hour drive thru lane.
Hundreds of people queued up on opening day and the week following which brought on a lot of backlash.
Many residents in Blachardstown complained that they couldn’t sleep over car horns coming from the drive-thru of the 24-hour doughnut store.
The store made a request to its customers to stay quiet during the night, but obviously, nobody listened.
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Krispy Kreme then had to change it’s opening hours to 6am until 11.30pm.
However, now it has been said that from June 24, it will be back open 24 hours a day.
Krispy Kreme’s Country Director for Ireland, Alex Drysdale, said:
“We have been completely blown away by the response we’ve received since launching our first Irish store at the Blanchardstown Centre back in September last year. The response to this first store opening went far beyond our most optimistic expectations and we have really enjoyed sharing the joy with our customers in Ireland.
“Over the past few months we have undertaken extensive planning and research, set up an information and consultation event, and spoken with relevant authorities and employees. We intend to be a popular employer and good neighbour in Blanchardstown for quite some time and look forward to sharing the joy now with our extended opening hours.”
The peak wait time is expected to be 15 minutes for the drive-thru.