Own a Donut Franchise in Kentucky

When you open a donut franchise in Kentucky with Shipley Do-Nuts, you’ll be joining a legacy brand that provides you with comprehensive training and support.

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Shipley Do-Nuts Franchise Expansion into Kentucky

Opening a Shipley Do-Nuts franchise in Kentucky holds tremendous promise for entrepreneurs seeking to satisfy the state’s sweet tooth. 


Kentucky’s rich cultural heritage and diverse communities offer an ideal backdrop for introducing Shipley’s iconic donuts and exceptional coffee. 


The demand for high-quality, freshly made treats is a constant in Kentucky, making Shipley’s commitment to traditional recipes and top-notch ingredients a perfect fit. 

Prime Markets for QSR Franchises in Kentucky

  • Bowling Green
  • Covington
  • Elizabethtown
  • Florence
  • Frankfort
  • Georgetown
  • Henderson
  • Hopkinsville
  • Independence
  • Jeffersontown
  • Lexington
  • Louisville
  • Nicholasville
  • Owensboro
  • Paducah
  • Richmond
Don’t worry if your community isn’t listed

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

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 with drive-thru or  smaller floor plan options, we offer flexible store formats to suit different locations.

Enter the Booming QSR Industry

When you open a donut franchise in Kentucky with Shipley Do-Nuts, you’re entering an industry that’s sizzling with growth. 

The Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) industry is currently witnessing a significant surge in growth, and the statistics provide compelling evidence of this trend. According to GlobeNewswire, projections indicate a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% between the years 2022 and 2030. This robust growth trajectory suggests that the QSR sector is poised for remarkable expansion in the coming years.

By the year 2030, it is expected that the QSR industry will have reached an impressive market size of $454.3 billion. This substantial market value positions the QSR sector as one of the most lucrative and enticing options for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to invest in a thriving and dynamic industry.

A franchise opportunity

Why Partner with Shipley to Open a Do-Nut Shop Franchise in Kentucky

The QSR industry is meeting the demands of more and more consumers every day, and their hunger for delicious and satisfying baked goodness is not going away anytime soon — making a Shipley bakery franchise in Florida something to seriously consider. We’re leaders in the franchise sphere because:

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We’re Yummy

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

Our non-traditional location models mean more options for where to set up your stores, paving the way for multi-unit ownership. And a protected mile radius territory means less competition!

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Let's Get Started

Let's Get Started

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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.