WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. plans to enter Guatemala after signing a development agreement with Pronto, Sociedad Anónima to open 12 shops throughout the country over the next four years.

“The demand for Krispy Kreme continues to grow throughout Latin America, including Guatemala,” said Dan Beem, senior vice-president of Krispy Kreme and president — International. “We’re excited to partner with Pedro Gonzalez-Teja and Gregorio Presa, owners of Pronto, Sociedad Anónima. They are experienced operators who are committed to excellence and delivering that iconic Krispy Kreme experience.”

In addition to Krispy Kreme’s signature donuts, the new shops in Guatemala will offer a special Guatemalan coffee blend available only in that country.

“We can’t explain how excited we are to be new members of the Krispy Kreme family,” Mr. Gonzalez-Teja said. “We not only are huge fans of the donuts but we are huge fans of the brand. Guatemalans not only love sweets, they also love coffee. Guatemala is internationally recognized for its high-quality coffee and by creating a rich and delicious Guatemalan blend to go with a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts we can offer something that most sweets and coffee lovers can’t resist.”