The Donut Experiment

The Donut Experiment

Doughnuts, coffee, catering
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$274K - $324K
Units as of 2019
7 250.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

About The Donut Experiment

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Doughnuts, Baked Goods
Founded
2012
Leadership
Doug Schadle, CDO, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2015 (7 years)
# of employees at HQ
4
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states:

# of Units
7 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
431 Keisler Dr., #201
Cary, NC 27518

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Donut Experiment franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$50,000
Initial Investment
$274,000 - $323,500
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
$1,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
The Donut Experiment has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
56 hours
Classroom Training
7 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
10
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021