McDonald’s to start selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts across nine outlets in trial

McDonald’s is to start selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts at some of its outlets – but British fans might be disappointed.

The fast food giant will add the popular confectionery treats to its menu, including the iconic Original Glazed doughnut, as part of an initial trial.

The “small operations test” – set to take place at nine restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky, US, and surrounding areas – will start on October 26.

McDonald’s said it wants “to give our fans more of what they crave”, with three Krispy Kreme doughnut options to be pitted in direct competition with the McCafe favourites.

These are the Original Glazed, the Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles and Raspberry Filled.

The doughnuts will be available throughout the day at the selected outlets’ restaurants and drive-thrus.

It’s not clear how long the trial will go on for, but the joint statement said customers can order them “while supplies last”.

They can be bought individually or in six packs, with the doughnuts to be “delivered fresh daily”.

However, there are currently no plans for Krispy Kreme doughnuts at UK McDonald’s restaurants.

A spokesperson told the Mirror: “We have no plans for this in the UK.”

The trial statement, released yesterday on both the McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme websites, said: “McDonald’s is always looking for ways to give our fans more of what they crave, and we often conduct tests to inform future menu decisions.

“This small-scale test will help us understand how offering new bakery items like Krispy Kreme could impact operations in our restaurants.

“So go ahead, Louisville – it’s time to try a Krispy Kreme doughnut with your fav McCafé coffee order.

“We can’t think of a better way to start your morning… or afternoon… or evening…”

Krispy Kreme added: ” This is our first partnership with McDonald’s in the US as we constantly look for new ways to increase access to fresh doughnuts through our delivered fresh daily network – a key element of our omni-channel strategy to attain 50,000 points of access globally.”