OSAKA (Kyodo) In separate media previews Tuesday, two major doughnut chains announced they are set to open their first shops in the city of Osaka on Thursday.

The Japanese unit of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. of the United States plans to open its first Osaka outlet — and its 14th in Japan — in the Shinsaibashi district. The first opened in Tokyo in December 2006.

Duskin Co., which runs the Mister Donut chain in Japan, is opening a Cafe Andonand shop in the Minami district. Priced between ¥180 and ¥400, its doughnuts are roughly twice the cost of a normal Mister Donut shop.

“The (shop’s) interior is sedate, different from Mister Donut. We’re aiming to make it a shop for adults,” a Duskin spokesman said.

The first 500 customers to the new Krispy Kreme outlet, where the doughnuts will run roughly ¥160 to ¥200, will receive a gift pouch.

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