Start a Donut Shop Business Venture with Shipley Do-Nuts to Sweeten Your Bottom Line


The quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry is targeted to grow by 6.5% worldwide by the time 2026 arrives, so now may be the best time ever to invest. What’s even better is that when partnering with the right organization, launching a new business as part of a franchise network can not only reduce the stress that often accompanies a new venture but also increase the chances of success.

Just look at the Shipley family! Not only have we been in the tasty pastry business for over 85 years, but we’ve also fine-tuned our business model and the support we offer our franchise partners so that starting a donut shop and running multiple locations is achievable for experienced investors. After all, there’s more to owning a donut business and making it a must-visit location than just providing fresh baked goods and delicious coffee (though that certainly doesn’t hurt!).

Opening Your Own Donut Shops – Done Right with Shipley

We know that there are lots of QSR franchise opportunities available, and we take the trust and partnership of every franchise owner very seriously. That’s why we outline every step you need to consider when launching a donut shop in a new area so, regardless of experience, you can move forward with confidence and expertise before you even open your doors.

The training and support Shipley Do-Nuts offers is hard to beat. Just look at the three key steps below involved in starting a donut shop and how we’re there to help along the way, starting with site selection and buildout.

  • Location is one of the most important factors when establishing a new business. If you’re pursuing a multi-unit franchise approach, ensuring the franchises are launched strategically to support your overall business plan can be critical and we help you determine the perfect franchise locations. With decades of experience to rely on, some of the factors we take into consideration when opening a new establishment include demographics, traffic patterns, competition, and ease of parking.
  • After deciding where your first of three or more locations should physically be located, the next step in getting your new donut shop ready for customers is ensuring the design and layout of the building are on-brand. We provide vendors and ordering specifications for fixtures, furnishings, color schemes, signs, and accessories, so there’s little to no guesswork.
  • Finally, one of the last important steps to complete so you can transition from owning a donut shop to owning and operating your donut shop is to complete our pre-opening Bakery Training program. About 30 days prior to officially serving your community the delicious donuts, coffee, and kolaches we’re known for, we provide you comprehensive training so you can seamlessly manage your store. This includes hands-on tutorials, information, and education on inventory control, customer service, production, staffing, and other valuable insight.

Delicious Donuts and Franchise Business Development Await You

Now that you understand the key steps we implement to help support our franchisee owners, why not contact us today to find out if this is the right business opportunity for you? Not only will you have the joy and independence of owning and operating your own business, but you’ll also be able to support the community you live in and the surrounding areas through this type of partnership.

Call us today to find out more about pursuing a franchise opportunity with Shipley Do-Nuts!



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