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Why Shipley?


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

340 Locations and Growing:

From our home state of Texas to our expansion to the Southern and Southeast US, Shipley Do-Nuts is rated “Fastest Growing in Category” in the 2023 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranking!

Proven Business Model:

With over 80 years of successful operation, Shipley Do-Nuts is an established and trusted brand with robust operational support, training, and marketing assistance.

Delicious Donuts with a cult-like following:

Shipley Do-Nuts has developed a passionate following in Texas, with more locations than any other donut shop, and a taste that is ready to travel!

Flexible Store Formats:

Whether you prefer a full-scale donut shop franchise with drive-thru, or smaller floor plan options, we offer flexible store formats to suit different locations.

Growing Market:

The demand for donuts and premium coffee continues to grow, making the donuts and coffee franchise industry a lucrative and sustainable business for investment.

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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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Do-not forget the coffee!

Shipley is a donuts and beverage franchise.
Your Shipley do-nuts location will double as a formidable coffee and beverage franchise, ready to compete with and conquer market share from some of the country’s leading coffee shop businesses.


Why Partner with Shipley? If you’re looking for a strong business model with an experienced and proven franchise look no further than a donut franchise 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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.  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!

Our Training and Support


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:

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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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  • Complete the online form
  • Have a phone interview with our Franchise Development Manager
  • Review our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
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  • 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​
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  • 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​
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  • Open your store
  • Repeat the process for additional locations​


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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:

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A willingness to follow our systems and procedures
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Food & Beverage experience
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Excellent people and leadership skills
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A Multi-Location investment mentality


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!

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Broader Market Presence

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Better Bottom Line

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More Room for Growth


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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units and expanding rapidly across the south

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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


Recent News And Articles

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How to Choose a Successful Franchise to Open

If you’ve been wondering how to choose a successful franchise to open, Shipley Do-Nuts has you covered. Franchising offers individuals the opportunity to own and operate their own business under an established brand with the support and guidance of a proven system. However, with countless franchise options available, choosing the right one can be daunting.

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So, are donut franchises profitable? Stick around with Shipley Do-Nuts and find out!  In the fast-paced world of quick-service restaurants (QSRs), donut franchises stand out as beloved sources of indulgent treats that have captured the hearts and taste buds of consumers across the globe.  The QSR Market Overview The QSR industry in the United States

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Are you looking into starting a donut shop? You’ve come to the right place. Donuts are not just a delicious treat but a symbol of comfort, indulgence, and community. As the aroma of freshly baked pastries wafts through the air, it’s hard not to be drawn in by the allure of a good donut shop.

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We currently have the following markets available:
  • Bossier City
  • Broussard
  • Chalmette
  • Hammond
  • Houma
  • Kenner
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Laplace
  • Metairie
  • Monroe
  • New Iberia
  • New Orleans
  • Prairieville
  • Ruston
  • Shenandoah
  • Shreveport
  • Slidell
  • Terrytown
  • Zachary

Don’t worry if your market isn’t listed! Contact us to get a full list of available territories.