The Donut Experiment

The Donut Experiment is a boutique-style shop where the donuts are made right in front of the customers, or for catering events, where the customers pick what goes on their donuts.

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The Donut Experiment

The Donut Experiment Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

The Donut Experiment is a fun to own, Semi-Absentee (part-time) franchise. Founded in 2012, The Donut Experiment is a boutique-style shop where the donuts are made right in front of the customers, or for catering events, where the customers pick what goes on their donuts.

At The Donut Experiment, every donut is a creation! We start with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut and then customers pick from our huge selection of icings and toppings. Donuts can be as simple as plain or glazed or as crazy as key lime, maple bacon or Sriracha. The Donut Experiment is the ultimate donut experience that allows customers to be creative with their donuts.

We also offer catering services for birthdays, weddings, corporate events, and more! Our catering packages are standardized for orders up to 100 people, but catering packages can be customized for any event.

Company Details

Established: 2012
First Unit Franchised: 2015
Franchised Units: 10 awarded (5 open)
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By The Donut Experiment

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training:

  • Multi-Day, New Franchisee training class
  • Proprietary Shop Opening Traning Program is attended by Franchisee and their staff
  • Ongoing Franchisee and staff training during Corporate Support team visits to the individual shops
  • Online Training Systems
  • Future Annual Conventions


2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a The Donut Experiment Franchise.

What does a The Donut Experiment Franchise Cost?

The Donut Experiment franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $100,000
Total Investment: $275,000 - $300,000
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $55,000
Royalty: 6.5%
Ad: 1%
Average Number of Employees: 4 to 8
Item 19: Yes, Item 19 shows a Net Income of $290,000
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes, Semi-Absentee model
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes, it is $1,000 off of the Franchise Fee

Is The Donut Experiment a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. The Donut Experiment is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is The Donut Experiment a Home Based franchise?

No. The Donut Experiment is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do The Donut Experiment Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is The Donut Experiment a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. The Donut Experiment is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does The Donut Experiment Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. The Donut Experiment franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does The Donut Experiment Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. The Donut Experiment franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is The Donut Experiment Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. The Donut Experiment franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is The Donut Experiment Looking for International franchisees?

No. The Donut Experiment franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Coffee, Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise

No

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

Yes

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

E2 Visa Franchise

No

The Donut Experiment Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing The Donut Experiment franchises for sale. We may have The Donut Experiment 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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