The UK franchise owner of the Krispy Kreme brand opened its first British outlet in Harrods in 2003. It has since opened more than 60 stores, while its 16 varieties of doughnuts are sold in self-service cabinets in more than 600 Tesco stores and service stations. Haven Burke, 74, founded the Surrey-based retailer after securing the franchise agreement from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc, before Alcuin Capital and Indigo Capital acquired a majority stake for an undisclosed sum in 2011. Under chief executive Mike Dowell, 60, the company made a £7.3m profit last year.
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