LaMar's Donuts Franchise

Donut shop

Ray Lamar found his way into the donut business at the age of 17, working as a fryer at a Kansas City, Missouri, shop. Lamar made his way up to being a partner in the company, but World War II cut the partnership short. Upon his return, Lamar earned a degree in economics and began a career as a stockbroker, but donuts remained the business he truly loved.

In 1960, nearly 30 years after first manning the fryer, Lamar opened his first LaMar's Donuts shop in Kansas City. The company began franchising in 1993 and is now based in Englewood, Colorado.

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How much does it cost to open a LaMar's Donuts Franchise?

The investment required to open a LaMar's Donuts Franchise is between $288,500-$366,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $28,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the LaMar's Donuts name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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LaMar's Donuts News & Press Releases

When did the first LaMar's Donuts open? 1960
When did LaMar's Donuts start Franchising? 1993

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 21 0 0 3
2004 21 0 0 3
2003 30 0 0 3
2002 26 0 0 3
2001 32 0 0 2
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

As needed

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (75% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at LaMar's Donuts Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Denver, CO


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