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The Krispy Kreme Doughnuts chain has been around since 1937. The company now has stores worldwide. For more, see this website.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Akron, OH
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Chattanooga, TN
The Akron Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sign was the oldest one that I know of in existence. It was probably from the 1950s. The company had at least three other sign styles from the 1950s: 1, 2, and 3. Around 2013, this sign in Akron was replaced with a similar modern sign. [map]

The Chattanooga location has an example of an original sign developed in the 1960s. This location's building from the same time also has a rooftop crown. These crown signs were outlined with red neon. For more, see this website. [map]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Louisville, KY
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts [gone]
Hampton, VA
This Louisville location features this old sign. There is no rooftop crown. [map]

This Hampton location had an old building with a rooftop crown. The old pole sign had already been replaced with a modern one when these photos were taken in 2007. In 2016, the building was demolished and replaced with a modern, boxy Krispy Kreme building.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Spartanburg, SC
This Spartanburg building has been vacant since around 2006. There is a new location directly across the street. The vintage location was still vacant as of 2018. For more, see this website. [map]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Atlanta, GA

2006:

2021:
This Atlanta location on Ponce de Leon was open 24 hours. Built in 1965, I believe this is the oldest location in Atlanta. The rooftop crown sign was removed in 2020. In 2021, the building was badly damaged by two fires. It has been demolished and will be rebuilt. The sign is being preserved. [map]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Savannah, GA
This Savannah location was built in 1968. There is large addition to the building and a drive-thru window was added but the original building and signs remain intact. [map]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Albany, GA
2007: 2021:
This Albany location features a vintage building and rooftop crown sign. The original pole sign was replaced with a modern version by 2007. Between 2012 and 2016, the rooftop sign was altered. It now has the company's newer logo on one side and the plastic "KK" panel was replaced with a painted one. [map]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Macon, GA
former Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Augusta, GA
I believe this Macon location opened in 1971. The vintage sign was replaced with a modern one around 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

This former Augusta location was built in 1969. The Krispy Kreme moved around 2015. The building has housed the Augusta Film Office since around 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Gainesville, FL
This Gainesville location opened in 1968. For more, see this website. [map]

More Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Signs & Buildings:
Jacksonville, FL
Pensacola, FL [gone]
Fayetteville, NC [map]
Raleigh, NC [map]
North Myrtle Beach, SC [map]
Bristol, TN [gone]
Nashville, TN [map]

If you know of any other old buildings or signs, I'd love to hear about them.

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