At The Dapper Doughnut shop it’s all about the doughnuts. They’re always made fresh and to order – right in front of you. All you have to do is taste one of our hot mini doughnuts and you’ll be hooked. There is a huge difference between our hot mini doughnuts and traditional doughnuts that are made in the morning and kept on a shelf all day. In fact, when you stop by one of our shops just ask for a FREE SAMPLE and we’ll gladly make one for you – whatever flavor you want on our menu. We expect our brand to eventually be known as the best doughnut in the country.
The Dapper Doughnut shop is designed to celebrate the unique process of creating each mini doughnut as the customer orders. 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 precious 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. Painted brick, wood and concrete lend a variety of textures to create interest, while remaining neutral, and colorful graphic stripes in varying scales add a whimsical touch that also catches the customer’s eye and coordinates with the overall brand identity.
Becoming a Dapper Doughnut owner is an exciting business opportunity. It is a great way to become a part of the restaurant industry and specialized dessert sector. Our franchisees get to be a part of a popular concept with a proven system. Right now there is opportunity to get in on the “ground floor”and grow with the brand.
If you’re reading this page you’re probably looking at different food franchises and no doubt have learned that most require a significant six figure investment. The Dapper Doughnut franchise is different. Most locations will require well under $200,000, and if you opt to operate a food truck, your out-of-pocket investment will be under $100,000. There are very few businesses that can operate with a footprint of only 200 sq. ft. and with food costs of 10%, so that will compute into a much faster ROI.
The Dapper Doughnut business model is based upon the award winning Chicago based Beavers Coffee and Donuts (BCD). BCD has been operating successfully for five years in the Chicago area and franchise professional Jeff Pappas has molded the BCD business model into an international franchise. Whether you open a store or operate with a food truck, you will be able to significantly augment your income through catering. The demand for hot mini doughnuts is huge and there are not many operators meeting this demand.
At The Dapper Doughnut, we have a proven business model that is profitable and exciting to own. Our unique combination of proprietary recipes, innovative topping combinations, the highest quality ingredients and an incredible brand overview, makes us one of the best franchises to own today! See some of the exceptional highlights below!
The Dapper Doughnut management team has over 60 years of franchise experience. Training will be five days of fun learning (and some doughnut tasting) held at our Las Vegas location! We will have classroom sessions, on-the-job training and an additional two days of on-site training once you’re ready to open. We have an annual visit to check in and see how things are going while providing on going marketing & operational support. We provide training webinars, marketing manuals, digital marketing support, and materials to help you be successful! We have an integrated supply chain with incredible vendor relationships. Our exclusive and proprietary recipe for our doughnuts insures that our product is crafted to premium standards.
Our real estate and development team assists in store design, store specifications and construction. Our marketing and support team includes day to day operations assistance and ongoing support with updated training videos, ad creative, and print collateral. We help provide guidance to increase brand visibility and help maintain the vision of The Dapper Doughnut brand while continuing to help increase sales and awareness.
The Process & Investment
Steps to Ownership
Becoming A Dapper Doughnut owner is an exciting business opportunity. It is a great way to become a part of the restaurant industry and specialized dessert sector. Our franchisees get to be a part of a popular concept with a proven system. Right now there is opportunity to get in on the “ground floor” and grow with the business.
Total: $137,695 - $267,000
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Total: $80,195 - $217,000
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Do I need experience to operate a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise?
We provide a complete training program including marketing, operations, accounting and technology training. Franchising experience is a plus but not required.
Can I operate a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise and still keep my regular full-time job?
You are required to commit no less than 30 hours per week to your THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® business. However, if you do not have the flexibility to operate the store then you will have to hire a manager who must attend our training week in Las Vegas, NV.
Why should I open a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise instead of trying it on my own?
The THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise management team has developed a successful business model. We have honed our operations to give our franchisees the best possible opportunity for success. Why risk it on your own when you can leverage our expertise and experience? Our intensive training will save you from countless mistakes frequently made by novices in the course of business. Our marketing materials, software systems, expert support and other business tools will allow you to maximize the amount of time you spend in developing your business therefore ensuring success and profitability more quickly.
Will THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise help me with marketing?
Yes. We will provide a proven marketing package specifically for your territory, as well as production and strategic assistance with your on-going local marketing efforts. All artwork, templates, ad layouts, etc. and a specific marketing plan are provided.
What makes a successful THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® Franchisee?
There are three elements to any successful franchise relationship: a great concept, a good location/territory and a great operator. We have the first element, and we’ll help you find the second. The 3rd element is the real key and is always the operator. As a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchisee, YOU make all the difference. A Franchisee that is willing to follow a proven system and is committed to excellence, consistency, and constant, positive communication with his/her students and community will always have great success.
Do you provide financing?
THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® does not provide direct financing. However, we will assist you in obtaining financing through our third-party contacts or a financial institution of your choice.
How soon can I be in business once I have executed a franchise agreement and located a mutually accepted site?
You can be open for business generally within 30 to 60 days after your training has been completed.
Okay, I’m ready to open my first THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise. What’s the next step?
Your THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise journey begins with the REQUEST FOR INFORMATION. Please complete the form right now and click “SUBMIT.” Someone from our team will contact you shortly to help you get started with the franchise approval process.