To say The Dapper Doughnut is the highest quality doughnut experience around is very true. Serving hot mini doughnuts and an exceptional experience is at the core of what we do – but we are also so much more.
As a teenager, franchise and food and beverage veteran Jeff Pappas grew up going to Schultz’s farm in Armonk, NY to grab a hot fresh doughnut every weekend. The line would always be around the building no matter what time of day. He’d buy a dozen doughnuts and before he got back home they’d be gone. Schultz’s farm is no longer around but the memories of those incredible fresh doughnuts remained.
Fast forward to 2015 when Jeff decided to franchise such a business by seeking a successful (fresh made) doughnut company. He came across Jimmy Nuccio and Gabriel Wiesen of Chicago’s award winning Beavers Coffee & Donuts. Jeff learned about the new niche in the doughnut industry of mini doughnuts. Beavers had been operating successfully for four years and had received a bunch of awards and had great accolades on Yelp. They got together and all shared this incredible passion for fresh doughnuts made to order.
Jeff, Jimmy and Gabriel soon decided to join forces and established “The Dapper Doughnut”.
Today we have set out to be a different doughnut company.
The Dapper Doughnut shop is designed to celebrate the unique process of creating each mini doughnut to the customer’s order. The Dapper Doughnut customer values the transparency of this process, so the doughnut-making assembly line has been placed front and center in the customer experience. Each doughnut is treated as special and presented as such. Because packaging plays an active role in establishing the brand identity and setting the Dapper Doughnut product apart from others, our specialty boxes are incorporated as a design feature in the shop to visually reinforce our unique approach to doughnuts. Like the brand itself, the shop has a playful and whimsical, yet sophisticated quality in its fixtures and finishes.
“At first glance, the pint-size morsels at The Dapper Doughnut may seem like your average fried doughnut, but they’re not and the shop’s toppings are anything but ordinary.”
– Kelly Jones
Our mission is to share our hand-crafted doughnuts, enchanting toppings, and exceptional service for everyone that walks into our shop.
We are really so much more than a shop and we put so much care into everything we make for our customers. We are committed to the highest quality when it comes to product and customer service. We believe in forming a community around our brand and our passion for excellence shines through.