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  • Over 110 donut fans camped for 24 hours to be among the first customers of Krispy Kreme's first outlet in Cape Town. 
  • First in line won donuts every week for a year – that’s 624 donuts. 
  • Cape Town is now home to the 17th store in South Africa, by 9am they'd sold 10,000. 
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Over 110 donut fans camped overnight to be among the first to set foot in Cape Town’s first Krispy Kreme in the V&A Waterfront - by 9am they'd sold 10,000. 

Krispy Kreme
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Prizes for those at the head of the queue included a dozen Original Glazed donuts every week for a year; that’s 624 pastries for the first person to rock up. Second in line won 6 months’ worth, and third in line 3 months' worth. 

For those who were slightly slow off the mark, anyone between 4th and 100th place won a dozen a month for a year. 

Krispy Kreme
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The American chain has been around since the 1930’s, with its first South African store opening in Rosebank, Johannesburg, in 2015. The Cape Town store is the 17th in South Africa.   

"It’s been a long time coming but the establishment of the Cape Town market is hugely significant and extremely exciting," said Gerry Thomas, managing director of Krispy Kreme South Africa. 

See also: Dunkin' Donuts didn’t cut it in South Africa – but two more provinces will be getting Krispy Kreme donuts via Pick n Pay soon

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