What Does the Donut Business Industry Look Like and Where Does Shipley Fit In?

the donut business industry

People love donuts. It really is that simple. The donut business industry is a thriving one, and anyone who is thinking about becoming part of it is on the right track, especially when you partner with a brand like Shipley Do-Nuts. Ours is an iconic regional name that’s growing, and right now there couldn’t be a better time to join us!

Who Doesn’t Love Donuts?

Did you know that over 200 million Americans snacked on donuts in 2020? That’s a lot of donuts! In fact, the donut business industry is a huge one, and shows no signs of slowing down:

  • 10bn: Number of donuts made in the U.S. each year
  • $7.3bn: Market size of U.S. donut stores in 2021
  • 3%: Market size growth of U.S. donut stores in 2021

Donuts are a beloved snack (a majority of Americans say they love donuts!) that have been around for over 200 years, and nobody bakes them better than Shipley! We offer dozens of choices — from our melt-in-your-mouth glazed donut to our filled, sprinkled, and powdered donuts and cakes — that’ll win the hearts and tastebuds of all your customers. Add to that, our signature fruit-filled kolaches are a top-rated favorite, rounding out our tasty menu of baked goods!

We’re as Warm and Welcoming as Our Donuts!

At the heart of every Shipley Do-Nuts franchise are core values like integrity, passion, and service that have made us a beloved brand for over four generations. Our people, our processes, and our products define our brand, and we strive to provide an experience found nowhere else on earth. We’re a standout in the franchise sphere because:

  • We’re Yummy: We offer over 60 varieties of donuts, pastries, and kolaches, all produced from the same easy-to-use mix, allowing for high volume, high quality, and lots of mouth-watering deliciousness!
  • 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.
  • We’re Flexible: Our non-traditional location models mean more options for where to set up your store, paving the way for multi-unit ownership. And a protected mile-radius territory means less competition!

We’ll Help You Find and Build Out Your Bakery

We have decades of experience in the donut business industry helping our franchisees find and build out the perfect bakery location, factoring in important considerations like:

  • Demographics
  • Traffic patterns
  • Ease of parking
  • Competition
  • Visibility

We know location is everything, especially in business, so we don’t leave finding the perfect spot up to chance. After we’ve helped you identify it, we’ll go over your construction plans and provide you with the design and layout of a typical Shipley Do-Nuts shop to help guide you. You can also count on our help with important details like fixtures and furnishings, equipment, point of sales systems, displays, and much more; you won’t have to hunt around for the best deals on any of it, either — we’ll provide you with information for approved suppliers, saving you valuable time and money!

To find out more about where Shipley sits in the donut business industry, get in touch 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.