Randy's Donuts

The Randy's Donuts franchise is a California-based donut business. The brand was founded in 1952 and began franchising in 2019. Since that time, Randy's Donuts has expanded to dozens of locations around the world. Known for its Giant Rooftop Donut, it has become a staple in Los Angeles. The brand has been featured in movies, tv, and brand advertising. The ideal franchisee needs to have a track record as a multi-unit restaurant or retail owner and live in the territory they would like to franchise. Candidates are also ideally capitalized with a minimum net worth of $1 million dollars of which $300,000 must be liquid assets. 

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Randy's Donuts

Randy's Donuts Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


One of life's great pleasures is donuts. A brand to consider is Randy's Donuts. The brand was founded in 1952 and has since become famous for its Giant Rooftop Donut, which has attracted visitors from around the world. One of the most popular spots in Los Angeles, the donut franchise has been featured in films, television, and brand advertising. Due to the positive responses from fans, Randy’s is consistently named one of the top donut shops in the U.S. and the most reviewed and highest rated donut shop on Yelp for 70 years. Customers can't get enough of Randy's selection of classic, fancy, premium and deluxe donut selections. Franchise owners benefit for the franchisor's decades of experience and proven system. Ideal candidates must have a proven track record in multi-unit foodservice and or retail; live and work in the territory they wish to franchise; and are willing to own and operate a location approved by the franchisor. Qualified candidates should have a net worth of $1 million, $300,000 of which must be liquid assets.
It is estimated that the initial total investment cost will range from $423,750 to $558,500 for an inline store, $934,750 to $1,080,500 for a drive-thru store, and $246,750 to $359,500 for a non-baking kiosk store. The franchise fee for the first store is $35,000 and $25,000 for all subsequent stores. The royalty fee is 5% of gross sales. Training will be conducted in Inglewood, Calif., during the construction of your location. The training is broken down into on-the-job and classroom instruction to detail everything you need to know about running the brand.



Company Details

Headquarters: Inglewood, CA 90301
Canada: No
International: Yes
Absentee: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Exclusive territory: Yes 
B2B: No
Founded: 1952
First franchise: 2019 

Support and Training Offered By Randy's Donuts

You can expect an initial training program that will be conducted in Inglewood, Calif., during the construction of your new site. This instruction is broken down into classroom and on-the-job training. During that time, you will learn everything you need to know about running the business. This includes marketing and advertising, hiring, social media, and more, You will also be assisted with grand opening. Support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Randy's Donuts Franchise.

What does a Randy's Donuts Franchise Cost?

Randy's Donuts franchise fees for 2024:

Initial investment: $423,750 to $558,500 (inline store)
$934,750 to $1,080,500 (drive-thru store)
$246,750 to $359,500 (non-baking kiosk store)
Franchise fee: $35,000 ($25,000 for all subsequent stores)
Royality fee: 5%
Net Worth Requirement: $1,000,000 - $5,000,000
Cash Requirement: $300,000

Is Randy's Donuts a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Randy's Donuts 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 Randy's Donuts a Home Based franchise?

No. Randy's Donuts is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Randy's Donuts Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Randy's Donuts Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Randy's Donuts franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Randy's Donuts Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Randy's Donuts franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Randy's Donuts Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Randy's Donuts franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Randy's Donuts'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.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Randy's Donuts Franchises for Sale

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