After months of holding out, Krispy Kreme has finally put a date on the calendar for the opening of its sprawling Times Square flagship store. On September 15, the new store — located at 1601 Broadway, at West 48th Street — will flip the switch on the world’s largest hot light, the company’s signal that fresh doughnuts are ready for eating. Unlike the doughnut chain’s other New York City outposts, the Times Square location has lots of bells and whistles, including a glaze waterfall and a production line capable of making close to 400 dozen doughnuts per hour. There will also be a 24-hour walk-up window, where customers can order boxes of doughnuts for takeout.

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