Donut Distillery

The Donut Distillery franchise is a unique donut business that is based in Nashville, Tennessee. The brand was established in 2017 by Shauna McCoy, who quit her job as a corporate employee to become a business owner. Donut Distillery started out as a mobile business, and after two years the McCoys decided to open the business' first brick and mortar location. Customers can enjoy the brand's innovative mini donuts, craft beer, coffee, mimosas, and more. The ideal candidate is passionate about customer service and following a proven system. To ensure maximal efficiency and success, the franchisor will provide you with great support and training.

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Donut Distillery


Donut Distillery Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Americans eat billions of donuts a year. A unique donut business to consider is the Donut Distillery. The brand is owned by Todd and Shauna McCoy and is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. Customers can't get enough of the brand's specialty donuts and beverages. The Donut Distillery started off as a food truck in 2017. After two years, the couple decided to open a brick-and-mortar location. The donut franchise is unique because it serves alcoholic beverages in with its food options. The brand specializes in gourmet mini donuts that have a variety of toppings. The Donut Distillery's menu includes whisky glazed, cinnamon sugar, the Homer D'ohnut, Boston Cream, and more. In addition to coffee, the brand offers craft beer, spiked milkshakes, mimosas, and more. With multiple successful locations, the Donut Distillery is looking for entrepreneurs in the restaurant industry and can follow a proven model.  
The brand is built on community, diversity and customer service. As a franchisee, you have multiple streams of revenue: online ordering, catering and more. You will also be given an exclusive territory, which is the lesser of a 3 mile radius around the store or a population of 30,000. This will decrease your competition as you're the only Donut Distillery representative in your territory. You will also be provided with great support and training to help you run the business successfully. It all starts with an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. You can expect an initial investment that ranges between $181,150 to $294,900. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Nashville, TN
Canada: No
International: No 
Passive: No
Absentee: No
B2B: No
Exclusive Territory: Yes
Founded: 2021
First franchise: 2022 

Support and Training Offered By Donut Distillery

During an initial training program, you will learn everything that you need to know about the business. This includes the brand's culture, menu, food preparation, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. The program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. The franchisor's support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Donut Distillery Franchise.

What does a Donut Distillery Franchise Cost?

Donut Distillery franchise fees for 2024:

Veteran Incentives: 15% off franchise fee
Initial Investment:  $181,150 - $294,900
Royality fee: 5%
Net Worth Requirement: $29,900
Cash Requirement: $29,900
Initial Franchise Fee: $29,900
Inventory costs: $3,000 - $6,000

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

No. Donut Distillery 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 Distillery a Home Based franchise?

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

Does Donut Distillery Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Donut Distillery franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Donut Distillery Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

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

Is Donut Distillery Looking for International franchisees?

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

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


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International Franchise Opportunities


Donut Distillery Franchises for Sale

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