US doughnut company Krispy Kreme has opened its first Irish outlet in north Dublin.
The firm says over 300 people queued in Blanchardstown to be the first customers in line at the new store before 7.00am on Wednesday.
The ribbon was cut by Councillor Ted Leddy, representing the Mayor of Fingal, Krispy Kreme CEO Richard Cheshire and Ireland country director Alex Drysdale.
Ah the perks of the job. I got served the first Krispy Kreme donut in Ireland. Delighted to be here for the opening of @krispykreme in Blanchardstown. 120 mostly local jobs. #dubw pic.twitter.com/0Gtnt6euWh
— Ted Leddy (@TedLeddy) September 26, 2018
The shop is open seven days a week, with a 24/7 drive-through.
I mean how GOOD do the donuts look in the new Krispy Kreme Blanchardstown?! Queues have been forming since 5am, and for good reason.. pic.twitter.com/N2GctIscje
— 98FM (@98FM) September 26, 2018
It has 16 doughnut varieties, milkshakes, tea, coffee and more available in-store.
The new Krispy Kreme Theatre store is one of the brand's biggest outlets in Europe, and features Krispy Creations - a custom doughnut creation station - and a 77-seat capacity.
Image: Krispy Kreme
Commenting on the store opening, Alex Drysdale said: "We are overjoyed to have people from all around Ireland share the excitement of opening day with us in our first ever Irish store.
"On day one alone, we have welcomed families, couples, friends and local workers stocking up on our delicious doughnuts for the office.
"We would really like to thank all those who joined us today and sent in their good luck wishes."