Franchise Opportunity: 5 Reasons Why Communities Love Our Donut Franchise

All Donuts Flavor that Communities Love

Shipley Do-Nuts is a community favorite, which is why we are the ideal franchise opportunity for investors looking to expand their portfolios with multi-unit ownership.

Founded in 1936 by Lawrence Shipley, who had a vision to create a donut so delicious it could stand the test of time, Shipley Do-Nuts now has over 300 units with plenty of expansion opportunities. Our long-standing position as a community favorite is why a QSR franchise with Shipley Do-Nuts is perfect for you. Here’s what communities love about Shipley Do-Nuts:

    1. We’ve got variety: Our customers are truly spoiled for choice, with over 60 donut variations in store. From our standard Glazed Donut to our Chocolate Iced Bullseye donut to everything in between, our customers love the welcoming and colorful sight of our diverse spread. 
    2. Our signature Kolaches: Our mission to make sure delicious doesn’t stop at our mouth-watering donuts. Our signature Kolaches have become a community favorite over the years. Nothing like a bit of savory to balance out the sweet!
    3. We make ourselves available to charitable donation requests: Shipley Do-Nuts offers community members the opportunity to request donations from us to serve their causes. Communities value the fact that we emphasize giving back and helping others. 
    4. Our ‘do-swagger’ merchandise: That’s right; our product offering extends to merchandise! Communities love our brand so much that they are willing to wear it. 
    5. Customers can order online: We’re all about making life convenient in the process of making it delicious, and people love that they can order donuts and kolaches through our website.

Why a QSR Franchise?

The QSR franchise industry is growing steadily and has never been more robust, with a predicted growth of 6.5% worldwide by 2026. Researchers forecasted the market size of the QSR industry to reach over $290 billion in 2021, employing over 3.7 million people that year.

Investing in a Shipley franchise will enable you to tap into a market with significant growth and success potential. Did you know that over 200 million Americans consumed donuts in 2020 and that 10 billion donuts are made annually in the US? With a market size of $7.3 billion in 2021, donut stores in the United States continue to grow; their popularity among Americans is unwavering.

Multi-Unit Franchising Opportunities

Our business model at Shipley Do-Nuts is geared toward your success. Shipley’s multi-unit franchise opportunities are designed for entrepreneurs with experience and success investing in the quick-service restaurant industry who want to build their portfolios with another top-performing brand. With a three-store minimum commitment requirement, Shipley Do-Nuts offers a franchise opportunity with growth potential that is ideal for investors.

Multi-unit franchise ownership carries many advantages. This type of franchise ownership is associated with increased earning potential, reductions in costs thanks to shared resources, and creating a better sense of brand consistency in your region.

Why You Should Open a Shipley Do-Nuts Franchise

Shipley Do-Nuts specializes in donuts and our famous and unique kolaches. Luckily for our franchisees, Shipley Do-Nuts offers dozens of choices, from iconic plain glazed to our filled, sprinkled, and powdered donuts. Our franchisees keep their customers returning for more, which means that thanks to our well-established brand awareness, you’ll never have a shortage of customers who love our brand!

Are you interested in joining the Shipley family? Contact us today!


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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.