Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, also known as KKD, is a chain of stores that offers a range of bakery products. The company has been in operation since 1937. It maintains more than 500 locations throughout the world. The company s stores offer doughnuts under the Original Glazed brand. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is a publicly held company that employs a staff of over 3,800 people. The company s stores also offer a variety of coffees and packaged sweets. In addition, its stores provide frozen drinks and packaged and fountain beverages. The company s customers include Walmart and Food Lion. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts offers franchising options and manufactures doughnut making equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiary includes Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation.