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Franchise with Shipley Do-Nuts and spread joy across your community.
340 Locations and Growing:
Proven Business Model:
Delicious Donuts with a cult-like following:
Flexible Store Formats:
Do-nut franchise incentives*
1% of gross sales in royalties for a year.*
and 50% off the franchise fee.*
Right now, the QSR industry is meeting the demands of millions of consumers every day, and their hunger for deliciously sweet baked goodness is not going away anytime soon!
Market Size Increase
Fast Food Every Day
If you’re a successful entrepreneur looking for a partner with a proven brand or an experienced restaurant operator who wants to expand your portfolio, donut shop franchising with Shipley is a time-tested opportunity!
Do-not forget the coffee!
Why Partner with Shipley? If you’re looking for a strong business model with an experienced and proven franchise look no further than Shipley. Our high-quality gourmet products are made fresh daily using seven ingredients, and our clean stores and friendly customer service have won the hearts of millions of customers for the last 8+ decades.
We're a Favorite
Shipley Do-Nuts franchise is a beloved brand with strong regional name recognition and solid core values that make us a leader in the QSR industry.
Our business model has been refined over the course of 8 decades, allowing you to run your franchise more simply and efficiently, freeing you for growth!
Shipley provides a dedicated and seasoned group of industry professionals ready to support your training, store opening, and ongoing operation support needs.
We offer over 60 varieties of do-nuts, pastries, and kolaches, all produced from the same easy-to-use mix, allowing for high volume, high quality, and lots of mouth-watering deliciousness!
Our stores feature gold-standard baking equipment used by some of the biggest names in our industry, guaranteeing your products will be consistently delicious.
Site selection is critical to your success! Shipley offers store design flexibility to reduce startup costs and pave the way for multi-unit expansion.
A Look at Shipley's Numbers
The donut franchise segment has some of the lowest start-up investment costs in the QSR industry. Here are some important numbers to consider:
Min. Net Worth
Min. Liquid Assets
Lawrence Shipley created the very first Shipley Do-Nuts back in 1936 from a gourmet recipe that his wife, Lillie, would follow in the couple’s kitchen while balancing their infant son on her knee. Cut by hand and served hot throughout the day, the do-nuts were five cents a dozen and only sold wholesale. Four years later, they’d become so successful that Lawrence began selling on the retail market, and the rest, as they say, is history!
At the heart of every Shipley Do-Nuts bakery are the core values that have made us a beloved brand for over four generations. Our people, our process, and our products define our brand, and we strive to provide an experience found nowhere else on earth!
One of the great things about starting a donut shop with Shipley Do-Nuts is that it comes with comprehensive training and ongoing support, meaning you’ll have our expert guidance every step of the way for the life of your business.
You can count on:
- Complete the online form
- Have a phone interview with our Franchise Development Manager
- Review our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
- Fill out the Franchise Application
- Attend the Shipley Do-Nuts Discovery Day
- Prepare a business plan and complete your due diligence
- Sign the franchise agreement and pay the franchise fee
- Begin the site selection and lease negotiation processes
- Start the construction phase
- Schedule operations training
- Complete construction and develop a marketing plan for the opening of your Shipley Do-Nuts store
- Open your store
- Repeat the process for additional locations
Our Next Ideal Candidate Just Might Be You!
The Shipley Do-Nuts franchise opportunity offers a time-tested business model and ongoing support. We like to see candidates who have:
Our Sweet Offerings Are Not the Only Perks of Multi-Unit Ownership!
Multi-unit franchising is Shipley’s strategy for growth across the South, and we’re seeking candidates with the desire to develop three or more stores. Our streamlined operating system and flexible real estate options can maximize return on investment for experienced operators who want to expand their QSR portfolio. It also comes with plenty of perks!
Broader Market Presence
Better Bottom Line
More Room for Growth
Our Available Territories
units and expanding rapidly across the south
“I knew when I took that first bite of glazed do-nut I was going to stay with Shipley forever. Shipley is a franchise but it’s a family-owned franchise”
Lianne, Houston, TX
Recent News And Articles
When dreams and childhood memories intertwine with the benefits of franchising, magic happens. Mike Knobelock, a seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years in the fast-food industry, shares his journey of realizing a lifelong aspiration: becoming a part of the beloved Shipley Do-Nuts family. In an exclusive interview, Mike delves into his experiences, motivations, and the
In a world of fast-paced business opportunities, few stories captivate the essence of growth and success like that of Shipley Do-Nuts. With a journey spanning over 85 years, Shipley Do-Nuts has risen from its humble beginnings to become a trailblazing name when it comes to fast-food franchise opportunities. In this article, we invite you to
Shipley Do-Nuts might be 85 years old, but we are still on a roll, making us one of the fastest-growing QSR franchises out there. Our ranking in the Fast Casual Top 100 proves just this! We ranked number 60 out of a total of 100 different franchises across the US, and we are so excited