Bakery giant Krispy Kreme is expanding in North Carolina to create 180 new jobs.
The company will invest $5.8 million to boost its Winston-Salem operations as part of the project, which will help the manufacturing of its Sweet Treats packaged pastries.
The doughnut maker will build a new production line at its Winston-Salem facility on Ivy Avenue.
The new jobs are expected to be created over the next three to four years, with an annual average pay of $33,150.
The move means a return to the company’s beginnings.
It was started in Winston-Salem in 1937 before relocating to Charlotte in 2021.
Global President & COO at Krispy Kreme said: “Since its founding over 85 years ago, Krispy Kreme has remained committed to its origins in Winston-Salem.
“With this project, we look forward to growing our presence in Winston-Salem, a city that has always meant so much to the brand.”
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In addition to the new positions, the project will retain 37 existing jobs in Winston-Salem.
The brand, long known for its fresh-made doughnuts, entered the retail packaged market in June.
It was when the branded Sweet Treats product range, which included Bikes doughnut holes, and Mini Crullers, was launched.
The product line was once solely available at Walmart shops, but it has now been expanded to other retailers.
Source: The Business Journals