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Sorry Alaska, you'll have to wait a little longer for your Krispy Kreme fix

Alaskans looking forward to the opening of a local Krispy Kreme doughnut store will have to wait a little longer to get their fix of the popular national chain's fried offerings. In November 2013, Krispy Kreme announced the first Alaska store would open in Anchorage by March 1, 2015. But on Thursday the company said the opening will be months away.

"The franchisee has not broken ground yet, therefore there is no possibility of a March 2015 opening," Krispy Kreme public relations manager Lafeea Watson wrote in an email to Alaska Dispatch News. "No opening date has been confirmed, but I can assure you that we are moving forward in getting your Krispy Kreme locations up and running in Alaska as quickly as possible."

Still, recent social media sharing of the 2013 announcement has prompted people to believe that the popular doughnut shop will open in just a few days, and initiated several calls to local media asking where people can get Krispy Kreme doughnuts on March 1.

The Alaska franchisee, North to Alaska, LLC -- which also has interests in popular Anchorage eateries Sourdough Mining Company, the Peanut Farm, McGinley's Irish Pub and two Firetap Alehouses -- said it will eventually open three stores in Anchorage and one in Wasilla, but had no solid dates on when the first location would be ready for business.

Sean Doogan

Sean Doogan is a former reporter for Alaska Dispatch and Alaska Dispatch News.