Yes, there is a new Doughnut in Davao! It’s the American Doughnut Giant, Krispy Kreme!
We have known that Krispy Kreme was coming to Davao City for some time, because there have been signs up in several malls saying that Krispy Kreme was coming soon! Now they are already opened in two Davao Malls, SM City in Ecoland and also at Abreeza. Within the next couple of weeks, Krispy Kreem will also be open at the New SM Premier Lanang too.
Krispy Kreme opened in the two current locations on the same day, last Saturday, October 20, and crowds were big! Because of the huge number of people (and also because I was out of town!), I elected to wait a couple of days before checking them out. On Monday, though, I was at SM City with a friend, and we elected to go have a doughnut and a drink, so Krispy Kreme was the obvious choice for us.
My initial reaction was that the donut prices were pretty high. I elected to have a regular glazed doughnut, which was P33, as I recall. My friend had a Butterfinger doughnut, which was P45. Imagine, more than $1 for a single doughnut? Ha ha… to me that is very steep. However, after my friend and I ate our donuts, we were sitting having a nice conversation, and fresh donuts came hot out of the oven at Krispy Kreme, and they brought each of us a free doughnut! We were surprised and happy to receive a free doughnut. Later, a girl came to us with two glasses of ice water too, which we felt was excellent service! After this, my friend and I started talking, and we said that based on the good service and free doughnut, we now felt that Krispy Kreme offered a good value.
Not only was the service good, but the seating area and the entire shop were very nice, modern and most importantly very clean!
On top of everything was the most important factor… the donuts were delicious! For a great doughnut, I’ll most certainly be back again! In fact, the doughnuts were so good that before leaving I bought two dozen to bring home for me family, and they were definitely enjoyed!