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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?
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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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!
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. 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!
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.
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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:
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!
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
The quick-service restaurant (QSR) franchise industry is one of the most robust in franchising, even though it took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, the industry shows no signs of slowing down, and research has shown that the restaurant franchise industry in the US has nearly reached a full recovery. As experts in
Multi-unit franchise ownership is favored by entrepreneurs because it is known to carry more benefits than single-unit ownership. At Shipley Do-Nuts, we are looking for investors interested in opening three or more donut shops in their area. As experts in donuts and multi-unit franchising, we’re here to provide you with all the information you need
A lot of work needs to be done when creating a donut startup business plan, from operations to marketing and so much more. You can elect to start a business on your own, or you can choose to partner with a well-established brand name through franchising. The franchise business model carries many advantages and has