The Donut Experiment Franchise Review

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The Donut Experiment is graded based on our most recent FDD research!

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What are the requirements to buy a The Donut Experiment franchise?

The Donut Experiment has a franchise fee of up to $50,000, with a total upfront investment range from $274,000 to $323,500.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Total Investment: $274,000 to $323,500
  • Working Capital: $25,000 to $25,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6.5%

The initial purchase price of any franchised business includes several fees. Unlock this franchise opportunity to better understand the specific costs required to buy a The Donut Experiment, such as territory fees, real estate costs, grand opening marketing, and furniture and fixtures purchases. As a reminder, franchisors are required to provide you with details about all initial fees. These are not only fees that are actually paid, but also commitments to fees you are required to pay.

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How much can I earn by owning a The Donut Experiment franchise?

As with any new investment opportunity, the franchisee's salary and the earnings from a The Donut Experiment franchise opportunity depends on a lot of different factors. One way to validate the potential revenues or profits earned from a The Donut Experiment franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their Franchise Disclosure Document. Typically, profits and owner's salary are equitable to the size of the investment and number of locations you purchase. Demand for your products, your labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other variables also play a large role in your profit margin and your personal salary

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How many franchise locations does The Donut Experiment franchise system have?

As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 2 franchised The Donut Experiment locations in the United States.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any The Donut Experiment franchises in my area?

Based on 2020 FDD information, The Donut Experiment has franchised locations in 2 states. There could be zero outlets in several states as each franchise company maps out their growth strategy differently.


Based on the data collected The Donut Experiment is expanding into new regions and might be available near you. While planning your franchise purchase, you always need to be thinking about what is a good location for my business. Review the potential customer base to assess that your city has a need or a market for this brand.

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Last Reviewed: 2020

The Donut Experiment Franchise INFORMATION

Total Investment
$274,000 - $323,500
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
20 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 119 hours. This includes 7 hours of classroom training, 112 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 112
Classroom 7
Total 119

Do they provide Territory Rights?

The Donut Experiment offers territory protections. For an explanation of territorial rights, unlock this franchise opportunity for more details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

No, The Donut Experiment does NOT offer comprehensive support for franchisees.

How long ago did The Donut Experiment begin franchising?

They began franchising in 2015. The average Coffee, Bakery and Snacks franchise began franchising in 2005.

Do they offer lending support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.

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