The iconic Kreme restaurant chain is closing its doors for good at the end of 2018.
The fast food chain, which had already closed its doors a year earlier, was purchased by private equity firm Kohls in December for an undisclosed sum.
Krispy Krumps owner Dan Krzykowski said the chain would remain open at least through the end 2017.
Krzykowski, who had already announced plans to close the chain, said he was looking to buy the company and that the company would focus on the Kreme brand in the future.
“We have been looking at various ways to diversify and I have no doubt that we will do that,” Krzykowski said in a statement.
“Our long-term vision is to open up the Krumpys brand, and I want to be a part of that.”
The chain closed its last store on December 8, and a spokesman for the company said the move was part of a reorganization.
The chain will reopen at Kohl’s locations nationwide on April 3.
The closure of the chain comes just weeks after the company closed its first store in the United States in 20 years.
Kreme opened in Israel in 2007.