Shaquille O’Neal is the Proud New Owner of a Krispy Kreme
Written by Cynthia Singleton on December 21, 2021
Four-time NBA champion actor (remember Kazaam?) Shaquille O’Neal has one more thing to add to add to his resume: doughnut shop owner. A longtime Krispy Kreme fan, O’Neal now owns his very own Krispy Kreme shop in Atlanta. This particular doughnut shop has the distinction of being Atlanta’s original Krispy Kreme and has occupied its spot on Ponce de Leon Avenue for 60 years. The athletic superstar is not just the new owner of the historic shop, but has also signed on as the official global sponsor of the Krispy Kreme brand, which will have him spreading the word on the delights of Krispy Kreme in Atlanta and beyond.
“In addition to Shaquille’s status as a sports and entertainment icon and businessman, he is known for spreading joy, which aligns with our positioning and mission,” said Tony Thompson, President and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “We are confident this partnership will have a big impact for us in Atlanta and around the world.” Truer words.