THE KRISPY KREME® HOT LIGHT™ IS COMING TO WEST KISSIMMEE
Grand Opening at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31
Florida Family Foods LLC, franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, is set to open Central Florida’s newest Krispy Kreme Doughnut® shop, Tuesday, July 31 at 7930 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee.
Grand Opening Day
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6 a.m.
Join them as the HOT LIGHT™ is turned on for the very first time.
Surprise Golden Tickets will be randomly placed in dozen boxes good for one free dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts every month for a year, redeemable at this location. Look for Golden Tickets in purchased doughnuts dozen boxes from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 31, 2018.
The new shop is approximately 3,700 square feet and features Krispy Kreme’s classic welcoming atmosphere. The shop will offer premium coffee and more than a dozen of Krispy Kreme’s one-of-a-kind doughnuts, including the signature Original Glazed® doughnut loved by fans all over the world. The shop employs 50 full and part-time team members and can produce up to 250 dozen doughnuts per hour.
"Krispy Kreme has been in the Central Florida market for decades and it is still incredible to see how well our brand resonates with Orlando doughnut and coffee fans," said Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods LLC, authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation. "As Krispy Kreme continues its growth throughout the country, we are excited to bring new shops, new jobs and a number of delicious new products to the Central Florida community."
Additionally, Krispy Kreme team members and local dignitaries will gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 1 at 9 a.m.
Operated by Florida Family Foods, a second-generation, family-owned business with three decades of expertise as an authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, the Kissimmee West shop will be its sixth in Central Florida.
Follow the new store on Social Media:
Twitter and Instagram: @KrispyKremeORL
DISCLAIMER: This information was received via Press Release.
I am a true foodie. These days, they say everyone is a self-proclaimed foodie, photographer, critic, but I have literally been obsessed with food and taking pictures of food for most of my life. I was cooking up my own recipes, without measurements, since as long as I can remember. My specialty before I was 9 years old was sautéed mushrooms and bananas foster (sans alcohol of course). My mom used to arrange for me to go to houses of stay-at-home mothers that were amazing cooks, just so that I could cook with them and learn new recipes. If there was a cooking class offered at school, I would take it. Some of my best memories are cooking with my grandmother or at these women’s homes. I was never one for recipes, which is partially why I am not a fan of baking (unless I am super stressed or angry.) Further, I was always the child/teen ordering the crazy adult meals when friends and others my age were ordering usual kid foods – chicken nuggets, burgers, fries, you know what I’m talking about. I literally had no interest in foods like this, and still don’t. My dad loves to tell the story of when I was around the age of 4-5 and would ask the server, “what is the shrimp of the day.” Our local country club literally put shrimp cocktail on the menu because I ordered it so much, then soon took it off since I was probably the only child ordering it. My favorite foods growing up: Indian, sushi, hibachi, and Thai. Things kids these days eat, but definitely didn’t during my childhood.
Like I said earlier, I always loved to take pictures of my food, which everyone always thought was so strange; something thanks to Instagram and Yelp, is now very popular. I loved to guess what things were made with, and always took great pleasure in being correct. One of my dreams growing up was to be a chef or a food critic for a magazine, so that I could continue with my passion for food. Obviously, I never became a chef, and my passion for actually cooking has sort of fell by the wayside, but my love for good/interesting/different food is still alive and strong.
Now that you are caught up…
Knowing all of the above, John decided to make our anniversary celebration at Disneyland even more magical and full of pixie-dust, by booking us a dinner at the Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel’s Napa Rose restaurant…at the Chef’s Table! I’ve always wanted to have a Chef’s Table experience and this one was unlike most I had ever heard of.
There are 3 areas of 4 seats set up around the open kitchen area in Napa Rose. John and I sat at the first area, closest to where everything was really “happening.”
We worked with Francisco, one of the Sous Chefs, letting him know our allergies/food restrictions, so that he and the Chef de Cuisine could help come up with our special dinner for the evening. As I’m sure you’ve guessed (or read on my Instagram), I have food restrictions, so we were a little worried I may have stumped them, but guess what? I didn’t! From our table, we had the best view of all the different chefs. You had the one making salad, the one making the scallops and other side dishes, the one making the cheeseboards, etc. It all looked so amazing and we couldn’t wait to see what our meals were going to be!
Five amazing courses…and paired perfectly with wine!
We elected to have wines paired for us during our meal. This is an additional fee, but for the amount of wonderful wines you get, it was well worth it. The Chef’s Table is a 5-course meal and you need to come hungry, because it’s a lot of food! They also try to prepare two completely different meals per person, so that you can sample from each other if you’d like. Disclaimer: all meals are different and change, so my meal described below may not be the same you will ever see, should you do the Chef’s Table at Napa Rose. The meals described below were what I received, not John.
Fresh made breads and lavash – amazing. Along with a tasty amuse-bouche.
Salmon with a strawberry dust, summer corn relish, elote fritters, and watercress – I’m VERY particular about salmon, and this was DIVINE. Cooked just the way I like it and the strawberry dust, it really brought it to another dimension.
Farmer’s Market tomato salad with roasted octopus and lemon crème. -- Oh. My. Goodness. This was probably the best octopus I had ever had. Everything about this dish was literally amazing and probably my favorite dish of the night. I didn’t want it to end.
Roasted chicken with English peas, Parisian gnocchi, and morel mushrooms. – This dish was good, although I’m not huge on chicken dishes. Unfortunately, many of the options had pork, which I do not eat.
Lemon cucumber and oh so good!
Prime New York steak cooked a perfect medium-rare, with bone marrow fritter, onion fondue and mustard crème. – At this point I was dying I was so full, but the food was so good I forced myself to eat it all. I couldn’t imagine heating this up in a microwave- nope, I was eating it.
I honestly cannot recall what my dessert was, but it was a custard or cream that was a little tart, and super wonderful. It was literally screaming “MICHELLE” at how perfect it was for me.
As we were celebrating our anniversary, the server also brought out some freshly made macarons, which were probably the best I’d ever had.
My Chef’s Table experience was one I will never forget, and I hope to experience again. This meal is now up there as one of the best meals I’ve ever had, coming close to my number 1, which is Remy on the Disney Fantasy. The quality of the food, the excitement of having something specifically prepared for you, and being able to interact with the chefs, was just such an amazing experience.
The cost is very reasonable at $100 per person, and an additional $55 per person for the wine pairing. You would never get something this lavish at WDW for these prices and I believe we paid more at Remy.
Eating at Napa Rose outside of the Chef’s Table
We ate at Napa Rose on our last evening in town, this time at a restaurant table. The views are gorgeous, the servers are wonderful, and the quality and food was just as great as at the Chef’s Table. It was a different experience, but still a great one, if you want to do something more intimate. We did their 4-course meal, which costs the same as the Chef’s Table, but allowed us to try so many other things, rather than just one dish. We also split the scallop appetizer, because after staring at them from the Chef’s Table all night, we needed to taste them – sure enough, amazing!
I highly recommend Napa Rose, whether it’s for cocktails, dinner, or the Chef’s Table. I can’t wait to return!
Stay tuned for more posts regarding my trip to California!
Hi! I'm Michelle. I love traveling, trying new restaurants, meeting new people, going to the parks, and playing with my dogs. I'm also super Disney obsessed - parks, cruise lines, movies - I love it all!
I host monthly networking events in the Orlando area for all women to attend. I look forward to meeting you at our next GNO!