Dublin is getting its very own 24-hour Krispy Kreme drive-thru 4 years ago

Dublin is getting its very own 24-hour Krispy Kreme drive-thru

It only took 81 years.

Loosen the belts, stick the coffee on and get in the car, folks, because Dublin's getting a Krispy Kreme drive-thru.


Yes, the US doughnut retailer will be making its imminent arrival in Blanchardstown Town Centre extra special, after Fingal County Council approved its planning application on 25 January.

And, if you thought that was the good news, you were mistaken.

The drive-thru is going to be open 24-7, just in case you never got the rush from buying a box of doughnuts at 2am.

This has been a long time coming, and really, we've been through a lot in the last three years.


Way back in August 2015, the myth was first spread that an outlet was due to land in St. Stephen's Green via a fake Facebook page, which managed to go viral.

Either sensing opportunity or feeling pity for Ireland, the retailer confirmed in September 2016 that it had plans to plant its doughy flag somewhere in the capital. Only in October 2017 was it confirmed that Blanchardstown would play host to our ringed friends, so yeah, this has been a proper wait.

Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937, and it opened its 1000th international outlet in Peru last year. In total, there are over 1,300 shops in 31 countries, and after 81 whole years, Ireland is finally going to make it 32.

81 years... That's Pope Francis' entire life so far.