US doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is to hire 150 people to staff its new Irish factory store.

The new store is due to open in Blanchardstown in Dublin in September, marking the first move by the brand into the Irish market.

The new factory store will also include a 24-hour drive-through.

The company said it was "looking for everything from doughnut makers to retail team members" to join their Irish team.

It said that all 16 varieties of its hand-crafted, hand-finished doughnuts will be available to buy in the Irish store, including their famous original glazed doughnut.

Irish customers will also be able to design their own doughnuts and watch them be created by hand in the store.

Krispy Kreme has more than 1,300 stores in 31 countries and it delivers more than 73 million doughnuts per year to more than 800 locations.

Ireland is just the third European country the company has expanded into after the UK and Iceland.