Donut Bar

The Donut Bar franchise is a San Diego-based donut franchise. The brand was established in 2013 and sold hundreds of donuts in the first half hour. Ideal candidates have a passion for donuts and customer service. Franchise owners will be shown how to create delectable, creatively-crafted donuts using fresh ingredients. The brand's menu changes regularly and features flavorful, creatively decadent treats that are chosen from more than 50 proprietary recipes. With Donut Bar’s exclusive décor and unique finishings, you can operate a fun-filled business that puts a unique spin on a popular product. You can also expect great support and training from the franchisor. 

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Donut Bar Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023

Background

Donut shops are responsible for countless jobs and billions in sales. A brand to consider is the Donut Bar franchise. The brand was established in 2013. After selling hundreds of donuts in the first half hours, it was clear that the Donut Bar was something special. At Donut Bar, it isn't just about the food. It is about the customer experience, the music, and the energy. In addition to donuts, the brand introduced beer to its menu, giving franchisees another way to add money to their business. The franchisor assists franchise owners with site selection to help them find the best locations for their businesses. Ideal candidates are passionate about donuts and customer service. Franchise owners also receive great support and training. You can expect an initial training program on the brand's systems and processes at its flagship location. You will also receive on-site assistance during your grand opening as well as ongoing support.
In addition to donuts and beer, franchise owners can offer on-site catering and corporate event services. The brand also has popup shops and sells branded merchandise. The Donut Bar has been featured on tv shows including The View, food network, and the travel channel. Celebrities have also been known to frequent Donut Bar locations. Ideal candidates have a net worth of at least $700,000 and can expect an initial investment to range between $308,700 – $699,000. This initial investment includes a one-time franchise fee of $35,000. Candidates should also have at least $300,000 in liquid assists and will be responsible for royalty fees of 10% of monthly sales.

Company Details

Headquarters: San Diego, CA 92101
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Home-based/mobile: No
Founded: 2013
First franchise: 2017

Support and Training Offered By Donut Bar

You can expect an initial training program on the brand's systems and processes at its flagship location. You will also receive on-site assistance during your grand opening as well as ongoing support.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Donut Bar Franchise.

What does a Donut Bar Franchise Cost?

Donut Bar franchise fees for 2023:

Net Worth Requirement: $700,000
Cash Requirement: $300,000
Royalty fee: 10%
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Initial Investment: $308,700 - $699,000

Is Donut Bar a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Donut Bar is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Donut Bar a Home Based franchise?

No. Donut Bar is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Donut Bar Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Donut Bar franchisees make. Donut Bar offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Donut Bar Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Donut Bar franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Donut Bar Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Donut Bar franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Donut Bar Looking for International franchisees?

No. Donut Bar franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Donut Bar's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Donut Bar Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Donut Bar franchises for sale. We may have Donut Bar franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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