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Open a franchise with Shipley Do-Nuts and spread joy in 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 individuals with quick service restaurant (QSR) or franchise expertise, and now with more than 340 stores up and running, we want to make life delicious in your community! Are you ready to become part of our emerging brand and open your very own Shipley franchise?
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, a do-nut shop franchise with Shipley is a time-tested opportunity!
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.
Let’s Look at the Numbers
A Shipley Do-Nuts franchise comes with plenty of perks you won’t find otherwise, like our marketing help, our proprietary recipes, operations support, and much more. Below are some important numbers to consider as you think about a do-nut shop business with Shipley.
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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!
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 do-nut franchise 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:
Becoming Part of the Shipley Family Is Simple!
We pride ourselves on a franchise process that’s straightforward and transparent. A few of the steps include:
Our Next Ideal Candidate Just Might Be You!
The Shipley Do-Nuts franchise opportunity is perfect for just about anyone, thanks to our time-tested business model and ongoing support. Still, we like to see candidates who have:
Our Sweet Offerings Are Not the Only Perks of Multi-Unit Ownership!
Multi-unit franchising with Shipley is an effective strategy for those looking to see the maximum return on their investments, and we’re seeking candidates with the ability to develop three or more stores. Our streamlined operating system and flexible real estate options mean multi-unit ownership makes a lot of sense, especially if you’re an experienced operator who wants to expand into the QSR industry. It also comes with plenty of perks!
Broader Market Presence
Better Bottom Line
More Room for Growth
Our Available Territories
Ready to get going with your Shipley Do-Nuts franchise? We can’t wait, either! Check out our territory map below, and don’t worry if you don’t see your area. We’re always working to identify new ones, so let’s talk!
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
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