Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.
Doughnuts, coffee
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Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.
Doughnuts, coffee

About
Founded

1937

Franchising Since

1947 (72 Years)

Corporate Address

370 Knollwood St., #500
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

CEO

Tony Thompson

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$275,000 - $1,911,250

Liquid Cash Requirement

$300,000 - $3,000,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$12,500 - $25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

1.5%

Financing Options

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

National Media

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

65 days

Classroom Training:

15 days

Additional Training:

At training stores

Bio
Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, Krispy Kreme has been selling coffee and sweet treats, including its signature hot Original Glazed doughnut, since 1937. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in over 1,000 shops around the world.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $275,000 High - $1,911,250
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: August 13th, 2016