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Be a Shipley Do-Nuts Franchisee.

Join the hottest, freshest concept in franchising.

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Why Shipley?

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Franchise with Shipley Do-Nuts and spread joy across your community.

Established in 1936, Shipley Do Nuts has been delighting customers of all ages for generations. We’re a fast-growing brand that’s well-suited for investors with quick service restaurant (QSR) or franchise expertise, and now with more than 340 stores and growing, we are offering donut franchise territories to make life delicious in more communities! Are you ready to explore the brand’s investment potential in your market? 

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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!

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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!

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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.

We're Experts

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!

We're There

Shipley provides a dedicated and seasoned group of industry professionals ready to support your training, store opening, and ongoing operation support needs.

We’re Tasty

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!

We’re Consistent

Our stores feature gold-standard baking equipment used by some of the biggest names in our industry, guaranteeing your products will be consistently delicious.

We’re Flexible

Site selection is critical to your success! Shipley offers store design flexibility to reduce startup costs and pave the way for multi-unit expansion.

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A Look at Shipley's Numbers

The donut franchise segment has some of the lowest start-up investment costs in the QSR industry.  With only a 3 store minimum commitment, here are some important numbers to consider: 

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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!

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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!

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Our Training and Support

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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.

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Steps to Join the Shipley Do-Nuts Family

We pride ourselves on a franchise process that’s straightforward and transparent. After you contact us, a few of the steps include:

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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:

A desire to engage with their community
A willingness to follow our systems and procedures
A commitment to being a hands-on franchise owner
Food & Beverage experience
Excellent people and leadership skills
A Multi-Location investment mentality

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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 ability 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!

Shared Resources

Broader Market Presence

Better Bottom Line

More Room for Growth

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Our Available Territories

Ready to explore Shipley Do-Nuts franchise territories? We can’t wait, either! Check out our territory map below, and let’s start a conversation to pinpoint ideal locations in your area of interest!

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“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

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Understanding what it takes to buy a donut franchise territory and the process behind it all is essential to adding Shipley Do-Nuts to your investment portfolio. Every franchisor’s process varies, so we want you to know what you’re getting into from the first contact through the day you open your doors. You won’t have to

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When it comes to marketing your do-nut shop franchise, the choices you make are important to the success of your business. It’s not always easy to know where to start, but you can be sure Shipley is always ready to assist you. We’ve been around to help many franchise owners get started in the past,

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Alabama

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Alabaster
  • Albertville
  • Anniston
  • Athens
  • Auburn
  • Bessemer
  • Birmingham
  • Daphne
  • Decatur
  • Dothan
  • Enterprise
  • Fairhope
  • Foley
  • Florence
  • Gadsden
  • Helena
  • Homewood
  • Huntsville
  • Madison
  • Mobile
  • Montgomery
  • Mountain Brook
  • Northport
  • Opelika
  • Oxford
  • Pelham
  • Phenix City
  • Prattville
  • Trussville
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Vestavia Hills

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Alaska

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Arizona

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Arkansas

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Fayetteville
  • Fort Smith
  • Springdale
  • Rogers
  • Conway
  • Bentonville
  • Bella Vista
  • Paragould
  • W. Memphis
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California

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Colorado

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Dakota Ridge
  • Erie
  • Evans
  • Grand Junction
  • Greely
  • Lafayette
  • Longmont
  • Louisville
  • Montrose
  • Pueblo
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Connecticut

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Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Florida

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Alafaya
  • Altamonte Springs
  • Apopka
  • Boca Raton
  • Bonita Springs
  • Boynton Beach
  • Bradenton
  • Brandon
  • Cape Coral
  • Clearwater
  • Clermont
  • Coconut Creek
  • Coral Gables
  • Coral Springs
  • Country Club
  • Cutler Bay
  • Davie
  • Daytona Beach
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Deltona
  • Doral
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Myers
  • Fort Pierce
  • Fontainebleau
  • Four Corners
  • Gainesville
  • Greenacres
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Hialeah
  • Hollywood
  • Homestead
  • Horizon West
  • Jacksonville
  • Jupiter
  • Kendale Lakes
  • Kendall
  • Kissimmee
  • Lakeland
  • Largo
  • Lauderhill
  • Leesburg
  • Lehigh Acres
  • Margate
  • Meadow Woods
  • Melbourne
  • Miami
  • Miami Beach
  • Miami Gardens
  • Miramar
  • Navarre
  • North Fort Myers
  • North Lauderdale
  • North Miami
  • North Miami Beach
  • North Port
  • Oakland Park
  • Ocala
  • Ocoee
  • Orlando
  • Palm Bay
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • Palm Coast
  • Palm Harbor
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Pensacola
  • Pine Hills
  • Pinellas Park
  • Plantation
  • Poinciana
  • Pompano Beach
  • Port Charlotte
  • Port Orange
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Riverview
  • Sanford
  • Sarasota
  • Springhill
  • St. Cloud
  • St. Petersburg
  • Sunrise
  • Tallahassee
  • Tamiami
  • Tampa
  • The Hammocks
  • The Villages
  • Titusville
  • Town n Country
  • University
  • Wellington
  • Wesley Chapel
  • West Palm Beach
  • Westchester
  • Weston
  • Winter Garden
  • Winter Haven
  • Winter Park

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Georgia

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Albany
  • Augusta
  • Carrolton
  • Cartersville
  • Columbus
  • Dalton
  • Douglasville
  • Evans
  • Fayetteville
  • Griffin
  • Hinesville
  • LaGrange
  • Macon
  • Martinez
  • McDonough
  • Newnan
  • Peachtree City
  • Peachtree Corners
  • Perry
  • Pooler
  • Redan
  • Rome
  • Savannah
  • Smyrna
  • South Fulton
  • Statesboro
  • Stockbridge
  • Stonecrest
  • Sugar Hill
  • Thomasville
  • Tifton
  • Tucker
  • Union City
  • Valdosta
  • Warner Robbins

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Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

We currently have the following markets available:

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  • Broussard
  • Chalmette
  • Hammond
  • Houma
  • Kenner
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Laplace
  • Metairie
  • Monroe
  • New Iberia
  • New Orleans
  • Prairieville
  • Ruston
  • Shenandoah
  • Shreveport
  • Slidell
  • Terrytown
  • Zachary

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Maine

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Maryland

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Columbus
  • Gulfport
  • Horn Lake
  • Madison
  • Olive Branch
  • Oxford
  • Pascagoula
  • Pearl
  • Ridgeland
  • Southaven
  • Tupelo
  • Vicksburg

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Apex
  • Asheboro
  • Asheville
  • Burlington
  • Cary
  • Chapel Hill
  • Charlotte
  • Clayton
  • Clemmons
  • Concord
  • Cornelius
  • Durham
  • Elizabeth City
  • Fayetteville
  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Garner
  • Gastonia
  • Goldsboro
  • Greensboro
  • Greenville
  • Hickory
  • High Point
  • Holly Springs
  • Huntersville
  • Indian Trail
  • Jacksonville
  • Kannapolis
  • Leland
  • Lexington
  • Matthews
  • Monroe
  • Mooresville
  • Morrisville
  • New Bern
  • Raleigh
  • Rocky Mount
  • Salisbury
  • Sanford
  • Shelby
  • Statesville
  • Thomasville
  • Wake Forest
  • Wilmington
  • Wilson
  • Winston-Salem

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

We currently have the following markets available:

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  • Ardmore
  • Bartlesville
  • Bixby
  • Broken Arrow
  • Claremore
  • Del City
  • Duncan
  • Duncan
  • Durant
  • Edmond
  • Enid
  • Jenks
  • Lawton
  • McAlester
  • Midwest City
  • Moore
  • Muskogee
  • Oklahoma City
  • Owasso
  • Ponca City
  • Sand Springs
  • Sapulpa
  • Shawnee
  • Stillwater
  • Tulsa
  • Yukon

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Aiken
  • Bluffton
  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Conway
  • Florence
  • Goose Creek
  • Greer
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Lexington
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Myrtle Beach
  • North Augusta
  • North Charleston
  • Summerville
  • Sumter

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Nashville
  • Murfreesboro
  • Smyrna
  • La Vergne
  • Sevierville
  • Memphis
  • Bartlett
  • Collierville
  • Germantown
  • Kingsport
  • Bristol
  • Hendersonville
  • Gallatin
  • Johnson City
  • Franklin
  • Brentwood
  • Mount Juliet
  • Lebanon

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Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Chesapeake
  • Hampton
  • Lynchburg
  • Norfolk
  • Newport News
  • Portsmouth
  • Richmond
  • Roanoke
  • Suffolk
  • Virginia Beach

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Washington

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming

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