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More Donut King Shops To Open Here

Donut King will open three shops worth $1.5 million in Suva. This was highlighted by the managing director, Paul McLaren, at the opening of their first shop at MHCC in
31 Jul 2016 10:13
More Donut King Shops To Open Here
Staff at the newly opened Donut King at MHCC in Suva yesterday. Photo: ASHNA KUMAR

Donut King will open three shops worth $1.5 million in Suva.

This was highlighted by the managing director, Paul McLaren, at the opening of their first shop at MHCC in Suva yesterday.

Mr McLaren said there would be two more franchise opened in Nadi and Lautoka at the end of the year.

He said the three shops in Suva would have 45 staff in total who are currently being trained.

“Seeing the crowd and sales for today, I am sure our future endeavour will be more successful while we work on opening other branches in the country,” he said.

Mr McLaren said their large range of donuts are made at the store throughout the day by their trained franchisees.

He said he is happy with the workflow.

“The staff is trained by Kristy Thornton who is a very experienced staff of Donut King in Australia.

“She has been in Fiji training the staff not just with the donut and coffee recipes, but also on operating the machines and other facilities in the shop,” Mr McLaren said.

The donut maker, soft serve and hot dog machines are imported from America while the cooler, espresso machine and other machinery are from Australia.

Mr McLaren confirmed the donuts are cooked in the vegetable shortening and the hot dogs are specially made for Fijians.

He said this took into account people who are vegetarians or do not eat beef or pork.

Background

Donut King first opened in Sydney in 1981 and has been serving the now World Famous DK Cinnamon Donut for over 30 years.

“We’ve all been there and millions of Aussies have grown up sharing this experience, it’s a place for the young and the young at heart.

“At Donut King we decorate our donuts and make our hot dogs fresh daily ensuring quality, delicious food for our customers.

“Our franchisees spend many weeks training and learning how to operate their store at the national RFG Training Academy based on the Gold Coast in Australia to ensure we provide you with the highest quality food that is the same right across the country.”

Employing over 4,600 staff and serving 30 million donuts to Australians every year, Donut King expanded internationally with their first Donut King store opening its doors in Shanghai China on November 1, 2008.

EDITED BY: FARZANA NISHA

Feedback:  farzana.nisha@fijisun.com.fj



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