Krispy Kreme to open in November in Homewood

Those of you who have been longing for those warm, glazed, gooey treats known as Krispy Kreme doughnuts,, will be happy to know that the doughnut chain will be making its return to Chicagoland in November in the south suburb of Homewood.

Krispy Kreme officials announced today that the new store at 17815 S. Halsted will mark he first of eight planned shops coming to the area as Krispy Kreme re-enters the Chicagoland market after a seven year absence. Two more shops are slated to open in 2017 in the area.

The global retailer of the signature Original Glazed Doughnut, coffee and other sweet treats broke ground Monday on the new location, which will feature a new rebranded design and inviting atmosphere for relaxing over coffee and doughnuts. It will also have a drive-thru.

"With such an active and supportive community, Homewood offers the perfect environment for Krispy Kreme to relaunch in the area," said Carlos Larcada, President of Chicagoland Restaurants LLC in a press release. "We're eager to turn the Hot Lightback on in Chicagoland."

Krispy Kreme classics have won over sweet-toothed fans since 1937, when they first opened in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The new look and branding promises to make Krispy Kreme the new neighborhood doughnut destination in Homewood and its other upcoming locations in the Chicago area. A total of eight Cook County locations are planned by 2020. A new app can be followed for updates and alerts, got to  For more information on Krispy Kreme, visit