What Makes an Ideal Do-Nut Franchise Candidate at Shipley Do-Nuts?

While previous quick service restaurant (QSR) experience or business ownership is preferred, we look for franchisee candidates dedicated to operational excellence and committed to customer service and product quality. 

To bring an iconic QSR franchise brand to a new or evolving market, the ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as sales, marketing, restaurant, and/or retail experience. 

Here, we’ll explore what makes an ideal Shipley Do-Nuts franchise owner and what some requirements in the QSR industry might look like.

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You’re a People Person

At the heart of the Shipley Do-Nuts brand are the people — our loyal customers, our hardworking franchisees, and our dedicated corporate team members who work every day to support you and help you grow! So, we look for candidates who love people as much as we do. Our franchisees are customer focused and believe in the power of a friendly smile. They’re not afraid to make conversation, and they don’t shy away from community involvement because they know there’s real value in it.

You’re a Leader

Our franchisees have strong leadership skills and know how to set an example for others to follow. They know how to hire the right people and how to help those people realize their best selves as part of the Shipley family. They also know that the buck stops with them, so they hold themselves accountable for any decisions they make. They are flexible and inclusive and can think on their feet, and always put honesty and integrity above all else.

You’re Driven​

Anyone in business knows how important it is to put the work in; you won’t succeed unless you’re passionate about what it is you do. Our Shipley franchisees are all about making life delicious, and that means being motivated, energetic, and goal oriented. A strong work ethic goes a very long way toward growing a Shipley Do-Nuts bakery, and that philosophy is not only important for success but for others to see and emulate.

You're An Operating Owner

We like to see candidates that are committed to operating the business or have a partner/operator in mind. We find the most success in stores that are locally owned and operated, so we are seeking hands-on franchisees for this opportunity.


If you’re excited by the potential for growth and want to use your experience to make life delicious, we want to hear from you!

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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.