DECATUR—Plans are under way to bring Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to Wesley Chapel Road in South DeKalb. The space under consideration is the former Hardee’s restaurant, which is located at 2269 Wesley Chapel Road in the Kroger shopping plaza. Attorney Kathy Zickert, who handles zoning matters, is requesting a special land use permit to allow the Krispy Kreme to build a drive-through as required by county ordinances. It wasn’t clear at On Common Ground News’ deadline, however, the owner or entity Zickert is representing in the transaction.
The DeKalb County Commission is scheduled to vote on the application on July 16. DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson, whose District 3 includes Wesley Chapel Road, said the doughnut store would be a welcome addition to the area. The restaurant has been closed and boarded up for years. Johnson said plans call for an attractive, all-brick building. Krispy Kreme is known for its famous glazed, yeast-raised doughnut called the
“Krispy Kreme Original Glazed®. There are 19 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Georgia. The Wesley Chapel store would be the only Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in DeKalb County. Investment to begin operations ranges from $928,000 to $1.8 million, according to the company’s web site.