WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. has signed a new development agreement with its franchisee in the Philippines, The Real American Doughnut Company, Inc., under which the franchisee has agreed to open an additional 23 locations in the country over the next five years. The Real American Doughnut Co. currently operates 26 donut shops across the Philippines.

The announcement comes after Krispy Kreme on Oct. 17 said it is expanding in the United Kingdom with the planned opening of 35 additional locations over the next six years, and three months after the company announced plans to add 73 locations in Japan over the next five years.

“We are excited about the continued growth of the Krispy Kreme brand in the Philippines with The Real American Doughnut Co., a two-time winner of the Krispy Kreme International Franchisee of the Year award,” said Jeff Welch, Krispy Kreme president, international. “They are leaders at providing outstanding customer service and delivering the unique Krispy Kreme experience to our fans in the Philippines.”

Krispy Kreme donuts are available in more than 660 stores in 21 countries, including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Korea, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.