Krispy Kreme Franchise

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Are you ready to embrace a franchise opportunity worth a million smiles?

Owning a Krispy Kreme doughnut franchise could be the sweetest move you have ever made!

In 1937, an entrepreneurial young man named Vernon Rudolph rented a small warehouse in Winston Salem, North Carolina so he could make doughnuts to sell to grocery stores. As it turns out, those doughnuts smelled so good that people walking past wanted to buy them. Vernon cut a hole in an outside wall and started selling them to passersby.
Business began to boom!

Vernon perfected the proprietary doughnut-making equipment and the secret recipe to be used in his new chain of shops, ensuring that every single doughnut made at a Krispy Kreme shop was deserving of the Krispy Kreme name.

Now, with decades of franchising experience, Krispy Kreme has become one of the most beloved doughnut and coffee franchises on the market with worldwide brand recognition. As the leading specialty retailer of premium-quality doughnuts, including our signature Original Glazed, our vision is to be the worldwide leader in sharing delicious tastes and creating joyful memories.

Krispy Kreme franchisees share our vision and benefit from our time-tested leadership and doughnut franchise experience in bringing our premium brand to more people in more places than ever before.

We strive to fulfill our mission statement: to touch and enhance lives through the joy that is Krispy Kreme. As a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee franchise owner, you become part of something more than just making doughnuts and coffee - you will share in the sweet success we strive for each and every day, as well as the smiles of your customers when they taste our delicious sweet treats. From our Hot Doughnuts Now sign and Doughnut Theater to our iconic paper hats, Krispy Kreme is a sweet and unique flavor of a brand.

The total initial investment necessary to begin operation ranges from
$1,287,500 to $2,750,000 for a Factory Store;
$558,500 to $1,500,000 for
a Tunnel Oven Shop;
$440,500 to $1,200,000 for a Fresh Shop;
to $453,000 for a Box Shop; and
$1,617,500 to $4,115,000 for a
Commissary Facility.
These totals include the following amounts that
must be paid to us as initial fees and for a variety of goods and
services, as follows: for a Factory Store, $355,000 to $580,000; for a
Tunnel Oven Shop, $91,000 to $134,000; for a Fresh Shop, $30,000 to
$33,000; for a Box Shop, $30,000 to $33,000; and for a Commissary
Facility, $355,000 to $1,070,000.

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How much does it cost to open a Krispy Kreme Franchise?

The investment required to open a Krispy Kreme Franchise is between $200,500-$4,115,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $12,500-$25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Krispy Kreme name.

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When did the first Krispy Kreme open? 1937
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*Initial Production Training (three to four weeks)
*Processing Standards (one to two weeks)
*Shift Management Training (four to five weeks)
*Equipment Maintenance (1 week)


*New product innovation and unique occasion product offerings
*Access to Krispy Kreme University �" a six month, all-inclusive training for Operations Directors, General Managers and Assistant General Managers
*Grand opening support
*Ongoing restaurant franchise operations support for the term of the franchise agreement
*In-store training for hourly staff
*Real estate and site selection support
*Conceptual drawings
*Project management and construction support
*Access to area development agreements
*Ability to impact communities with a unique and robust fundraising program

Business Experience:

  • Passionate about the Krispy Kreme brand and products
  • Proven track record of running a successful multi-unit restaurant business
  • Highly committed to providing great customer service
  • Financial resources to fund a multi-unit store development plan including a minimum $1 million in liquid assets and a minimum net worth of $2 million.

  • Your income potential as a Krispy Kreme Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
    370 Knollwood Street Suite 500
    P.O. Box 83
    Winston-Salem, NC


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