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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #157 last year
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Initial investment
$410K - $772K
Units as of 2019
302 -2.6% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Shipley Do-Nuts

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Baked Goods, Doughnuts
Founded
1936
Leadership
Lawrence Shipley III, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1987 (34 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
302 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5200 N. Main
Houston, TX 77009

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Shipley Do-Nuts 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
$35,000 - $50,000
Initial Investment
$410,000 - $771,500
Net Worth Requirement
$600,000 - $750,000
Cash Requirement
$200,000 - $250,000
Veteran Incentives
Varies
Royalty Fee
5%
Term of Agreement
15 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
Shipley Do-Nuts has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: equipment, 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
124 hours
Classroom Training
20 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
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
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
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