Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.
#119

Initial Investment

LOW: $275,000
HIGH: $1,911,250

Change in Units

+15.5% +162 UNITS (1 Year)
+24.5% +256 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1937

Franchising Since

1947 (69 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Tony Thompson

About Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.

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.

Financials

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

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2015 - 209
  • 2016 - 119

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 65 days

Training at headquarters: 15 days

Additional Training: At training stores

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Regional Media
National Media

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Updated: August 13th, 2016

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