The Donut Experiment
Doughnuts and coffee
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The Donut Experiment
Doughnuts and coffee

About
Founded

2012

Franchising Since

2015 (4 Years)

Corporate Address

431 Keisler Dr., #201
Cary, NC 27518

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$274,000 - $323,500

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$50,000 - $50,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

The Donut Experiment has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives

$1,000 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

40 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

10

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $274,000 High - $323,500
Units
+50.0%+3 UNITS (1 Year) +800.0%+8 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Disclaimer

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Updated: July 3rd, 2019