Our Core Values and Commitment to Excellence Have Made Us a Community Favorite!

from the history of Shipley Do-Nuts

Our Core Values and Commitment to Excellence Will Make Your Shipley Do-Nuts Franchise a Community Favorite!

If you’re researching quick service restaurant (QSR) investment opportunities and want to partner with an established name, look no further than Shipley Do-Nuts franchise. Ours is a beloved brand that has stood the test of time for over 80 years, and today, we’re making life delicious in hundreds of communities, big and small. But our growth and track record is no accident; we’ve outlasted much of the competition because of our commitment to core values and our emphasis on quality — and that means when you start making life delicious in your community with your very own Shipley Do-Nuts franchise, you’ll immediately benefit from our respected and recognized name!

Simpler Times and a Simple Recipe

In 1936, Shipley Do-Nuts creator, Lawrence Shipley, hit upon a tasty idea: a gourmet do-nut so melt-in-your-mouth delicious it would become a generational favorite. Lawrence knew the importance of quality and care and made sure to cut each do-nut by hand and serve them hot and fresh throughout the day. This attention to detail made Shipley Do-Nuts a popular treat almost immediately, and it didn’t take long before life became much busier for Lawrence and his family. While he was away on his selling routes, his wife, Lillian, would stay home filling orders, baking from her humble kitchen with their infant son, Lawrence Jr., balanced on her knee.

Their son would grow up to continue his father’s vision, devoting his entire life to expanding the Shipley Do-Nuts franchise name to include more delicious menu items — like our signature kolaches — and more stores across the south. Today, Shipley is home to over 330 locations, and we’re excited to keep growing!

Our Core Values Define Us

While it’s true that our fresh-baked do-nuts, kolaches, and other popular pastry items are what we’re known and loved for, at the heart of every Shipley Do-Nuts bakery are the core values that have made us a favorite for over four generations. These values literally make up our name!

  • S is for Service: Exceptional people serving exceptional people
  • H is for Hospitality: Treating each customer with care and respect
  • I is for Integrity: Honesty all the time
  • P is for Passion: A sense of urgency to be positive and achieve greatness
  • L is for Leadership: Inspiring and guiding
  • E is for Energy: Positive attitude, outlook, and mindset
  • Y is for Yummy: Delivering deliciousness daily

When you open your very own Shipley Do-Nuts franchise, your bakery will be defined by these values, too, and will serve as an example for others to follow.

Could You Be an Ideal Franchisee Candidate?

Our values and commitment to excellence mean everything to us, so naturally, we look for franchisee candidates who can identify with that. While ours is an opportunity that just about anyone can take advantage of, we like to see candidates who have a desire to engage with their community, have a love of customer service and strong people skills, and demonstrate a solid work ethic, among other qualities. Having these attributes makes running a small business easier and sets you up for quicker growth. Plus, it’s just nice to start your day with a smile!

Are you ready to join the Shipley Do-Nuts brand family? Reach out today, and let’s get the conversation going!

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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.