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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Hot Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Africa

Hot Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Africa

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in South Africa is not surprising since the diverse South African marketplace is home to many American food companies.

Krispy Kreme South Africa
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts South Africa

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Africa.

There are restaurants and retailers overseas that specialize in American style food such as Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Large well-known American retail and fast food companies see South Africa as a gateway into the growing African market. American businesses are looking to get into Africa to tap into emerging food and retail markets.

American doughnut company Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. on July 13, 1937 Vernon Rudolph opened the first Krispy Kreme in historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the United States. Krispy Kreme corporate operations is in Charlotte, North Carolina USA.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is opening its newest store in Johannesburg Rosebank Mall November 2015. South Africa has 23 Krispy Kreme Doughnut store locations however the majority of Krispy Kreme Doughnut locations are cabinets or kiosks setup in locations such as Pick ‘n Pay supermarkets and other Quickshops or convience stores.

"We're eyeing out markets like Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana but we want to test the waters first in South Africa," said Krispy Kreme's international vice president, Michael McGill.

"Within five years we could be in five or six countries in Africa... this is the hottest new market in the world." Krispy Kreme's top South African executive Gerry Thomas said he plans to open 31 stores in prime locations in Africa in the next five years. "We like competition and maybe Starbucks will follow us to our locations," he said.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts South Africa

Dunkin Donuts announced plans to set up shop in South Africa in 2016. However, in February 2019, Grand Parade Investments announced that it has closed down Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins in South Africa due to poor performance.

Did you know?

South Africa has 23 Krispy Kreme Doughnut store locations including:
Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg
Ballito, Durban
Brooklyn Mall
Canal Walk Shopping Centre
Castle Gate Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria
Cavendish Square, Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town
Clearwater Mall
Eastgate Shopping Centre
East Rand Mall
Gateway Theatre of Shopping Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal
Mall Of Africa, Magwa Crescent, Waterfall City
Banking Mall, Atrium on 5th, Sandton City, Sandton, Johannesburg
Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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