After opening new corporate offices and a test kitchen, Krispy Kreme opened a newly designed store in Charlotte a few weeks ago. Their first comprehensive redesign in over 10 years, the new store boasts digital and interactive features along with an expanded menu. Likewise, Tim Hortons unveiled their first new “Innovation Café” on the first floor of the company’s headquarters in Toronto. The new location, open 24 hours/day, will feature a new brew bar with 7 different coffee brewing methods and other products. The store also includes a 98-inch 4K video wall, wireless charging seating and self-order kiosks, among other new items. The company followed up that new opening with an announcement this week that it is expanding its plant-based offerings and has begun testing plant-based eggs. As for others in the coffee and donuts space, the 60-unit Gloria Jeans chain continued its expansion in Indiana a few weeks ago opening its first drive-thru location at Crown Point. The new store is also the first to offer the company’s new Nitro Brew and Cold Brew options. And finally, Los Angeles-based Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a 1200-unit Los Angeles-based international brand has been acquired by Jollibee Foods Corp. The brand’s 1200 units include assets in 27 different countries.