What the Experts Are Saying About a Shipley Do-Nuts Franchise

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Shipley Do-Nuts Franchise Places High on the 2022 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List!

At Shipley, we know we have a good (tasty!) thing going — yummy do-nuts and other wholesome treats, solid core values, great franchisees — but it’s always nice to be recognized by outside experts and industry leaders. With that, we’re very proud to announce that the Shipley Do-Nuts franchise opportunity has been singled out by Entrepreneur Magazine as a top-tier offering, landing on its 2022 Franchise 500 list at #144. We’ve been a brand people love and trust for over eight decades, and in that time, have grown to 300+ independently owned and operated small business bakeries in ten states — and counting! You don’t grow or last like that unless you’re doing something right, and we’re exceptionally proud of everything our franchise has to offer.

What Is the Franchise 500 List?

Using five pillars to evaluate brands, the editors at Entrepreneur pull together The Franchise 500 list each year as a select group of opportunities that have undergone rigorous scrutiny. The key considerations are:

  • Costs and Fees: including the franchise fee, total investment, and royalty fees
  • Support: including training times, marketing support, operational support, and franchisor infrastructure
  • Size and Growth: including open and operating units, growth rate, and closures
  • Brand Strength: including social media, system size, years in business and franchising
  • Financial Strength and Stability: franchisor’s audited financial statements

Each brand is scored based on more than 150 data points, and those with the highest cumulative scores join the Franchise 500 list. We’re honored and excited to be part of such an elite group and look forward to what 2022 has in store!

60+ Varieties of Tasty Goodness

Of course, a franchise offering is very much defined by the considerations above, and we believe we have something to offer in every category. But ultimately, a brand can only survive for as long as we have because it has something to offer customers, guests, or clients — and here, we excel!

What started out in 1936 by Lawrence Shipley as one tasty idea— a gourmet do-nut so delicious it would stand the test of time — has today become over 60 varieties of wholesome bakery item choices, including the one that started it all, our signature plain glazed do-nut. Our customers can choose from filled, glazed, and iced do-nuts, as well as a menu of signature kolaches and more. Variety is the spice of life, and we like to keep things interesting, so we’re always paying attention to consumer tastes and industry trends. Making sure our franchisees stay ahead of the competition is almost as important to us as putting smiles on the faces of our loyal guests, and in fact, the two go hand in hand — because a successful franchisee means more happy customers.

A Flexible Business Model

Our proven business model acts as a kind of roadmap, taking some of the twists and turns out of business ownership and providing answers to common questions. From finding and keeping friendly staff, to reaching your best customers, to setting growth goals, our processes and procedures are time-tested and there to help you get the most out of our industry and our offering. It’s a model that leading publications like Entrepreneur have singled out as robust and resilient, making a franchise opportunity with Shipley Do-Nuts something to give real thought to.

To find out more about Shipley Do-Nuts and where we stand in a thriving industry, reach out today!

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