McDonald's Adds Super Sweet Treat to Breakfast Menus Thanks to New Partnership


Things are about to get a whole lot sweeter at McDonald's—and it's all because of the beloved doughnut brand, Krispy Kreme.

The Golden Arches will be teaming up with the sweet treat brand for a dreamy new breakfast menu addition, allowing customers to sip on their go-to McCafé order while enjoying a famous Krispy Kreme doughnut.

The national partnership announced Tuesday, March 26, that it will deliver three of Krispy Kreme's most popular doughnut flavors fresh to McDonald's restaurants every day. The doughnuts will be available individually or in boxes of six, starting at breakfast and lasting throughout the day—or as long as supplies last.

Customers will soon be able to choose from three different doughnut flavors when rolling up to McDonald's: the Original Glazed, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles and the Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled Doughnut.

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Krispy Kreme

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Perhaps the most iconic of them all is Krispy Kreme's Original Glazed® Doughnut, which is described as a "melt-in-your-mouth doughnut Krispy Kreme’s signature glaze." The brand refers to this tasty confection as "the doughnut that started it all."

McDonald's fans will also be able to sink their teeth into the Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnut, a chocolatey twist on the original, dipped in chocolate icing and covered in rainbow sprinkles.

Plus, the fast food chain will also be offering the Chocolate Iced Kreme™ Filled Doughnut, made with a light, fluffy dough and filled with a smooth Kreme™ filling before getting dipped in chocolate icing—giving customers the ultimate Kreme-y experience.

"Since the launch of breakfast nearly 50 years ago, we’ve continued to offer new menu items, flavors and experiences that have made McDonald’s an irreplaceable part of fans’ morning routines," Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s USA’s chief marketing and customer experience officer, said in a press release. "This partnership is an exciting next step in that journey and a chance to unlock new business opportunities in the breakfast category and throughout the day. Our fans’ love for Krispy Kreme runs deep, and we can’t wait to make it even easier for them to satisfy their sweet tooth at McDonald’s restaurants across the country."

Krispy Kreme president and CEO Josh Charlesworth stated, "The top request we receive from consumers, every day, is, 'please bring Krispy Kreme to my town.' Partnering with McDonald’s on a national scale will provide our fans and doughnut lovers unprecedented daily access to fresh doughnuts and the joy that is Krispy Kreme."

Fans will be able to satisfy two cravings in one stop very soon, so stay tuned to find out when you will be able to grab a Krispy Kreme doughnut at your local McDonald's restaurant.

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