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Why Shipley?

DO-HAPPY!

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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Do-nut franchise incentives*

Shipley is offering new franchisees some amazing limited-time incentives that shouldn’t be missed!
Single-unit franchisees

Single-unit franchisees

who open their shop within 14 months of executing their agreements will pay

1% of gross sales in royalties for a year.*

Multi-unit franchisees

Multi-unit franchisees

who open more than one shop within a specified time frame will get a
reduction in royalties for a year
and 50% off the franchise fee.*
*Conditions apply. Fill out the form for more information
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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.
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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 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!

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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.

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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A commitment to being a hands-on franchise owner
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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

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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 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

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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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300+

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

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Ideal Candidates for Our Multi-Unit Franchise Opportunities

Ideal Candidates for Our Multi-Unit Franchise Opportunity Are you ready to embark on a deliciously rewarding multi-unit franchise opportunity? At Shipley Do-Nuts, we believe that finding the right franchise candidate is paramount to our continued success and growth.  As we extend our iconic quick-service restaurant (QSR) brand into new markets, we’re on the lookout for

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Our Multi-Unit Franchise Growth Plan

Shipley’s Multi-Unit Franchise Growth Plan Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a sweet tooth for success? If so, you’re in for a treat with Shipley Do-Nuts’ multi-unit franchise growth plan! As a leading name in the donut industry, we offer an exciting multi-unit franchise opportunity for individuals eager to embark on a journey of entrepreneurship

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How Our Donut Franchise Is Embracing Digital Innovation in 2024

How Our Donut Franchise Is Embracing Digital Innovation in 2024 Any donut franchise is compelled to adapt to new trends and technologies to stay relevant and competitive as the digital landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace.  Shipley Do-Nuts, a beloved and iconic brand with a rich legacy, is not only maintaining our status

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* Top 25% Performing Shops Average Net Sales (60 shops out of 237 shops with drive-thru) – Average Net Sales. Information provided in 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) – Version Dated October 21, 2023.

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Louisiana

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

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Illinois

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Indiana

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  • Anderson
  • Bloomington
  • Carmel
  • Elkhart
  • Evansville
  • Fishers
  • Fort Wayne
  • Gary
  • Greenwood
  • Hammond
  • Indianapolis
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
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  • Westfield

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Iowa

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Kansas

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  • Garden City
  • Hutchinson
  • Kansas City
  • Leavenworth
  • Leawood
  • Lenexa
  • Manhattan
  • Olathe
  • Overland Park
  • Salina
  • Shawnee
  • Topeka
  • Wichita

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Kentucky

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Bowling Green
  • Covington
  • Elizabethtown
  • Florence
  • Frankfort
  • Georgetown
  • Henderson
  • Hopkinsville
  • Independence
  • Jeffersontown
  • Lexington
  • Louisville
  • Nicholsasville
  • Owensboro
  • Paducah
  • Richmond

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Maine

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Mississippi

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

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Montana

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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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Ohio

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Akron
  • Canton
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Cuyhoga Falls
  • Dayton
  • Dublin
  • Hamilton
  • Kettering
  • Lakewood
  • Lorain
  • Middletown
  • Parma
  • Springfield
  • Toledo
  • Youngstown

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South Carolina

We currently have the following markets available:

  • Aiken
  • Anderson
  • Bluffton
  • Clemson
  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Conway
  • Easley
  • Florence
  • Fort Mill
  • Goose Creek
  • Greenville
  • Greer
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Lexington
  • Maudlin
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Myrtle Beach
  • North Augusta
  • North Charleston
  • Rock Hill
  • Simpsonville
  • Summerville
  • Sumter
  • Taylors

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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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Virginia

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

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