Krispy Kreme burned bright in the Chicago area in the early 2000s, before fizzling out. Well, the glazed doughnut kings are coming back with a plan to open multiple shops around Cook County, Ill.

Were you one of many that celebrated Krispy Kreme’s “Hot Doughnuts Now” during the company’s brief time in Illinois, before the Illinois franchise filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2007? This time around, Krispy Kreme will be taking things a bit slower as they plan to open eight locations across Chicago.

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In a development with Chicagoland Restaurants, LLC., Krispy Kreme has a plan to open these eight shops in downtown Chicago and throughout the rest of Cook County over the next few years.

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“There’s a high demand for Krispy Kreme in the greater Chicagoland area,” said Patricia Perry, Krispy Kreme’s Vice President, in a press release. “We are excited to be able to partner with Chicagoland Restaurants, an experienced and passionate group that will do an outstanding job of bringing the joy of Krispy Kreme to people throughout the area.”

Are you excited to soon have access to the glazed treats?

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Mason Johnson is a Web Content Producer for CBS Chicago. You can find him on Twitter.