Created on the concept of nostalgia felt when grabbing a hot fresh doughnut, the Dapper Doughnut is the highest quality doughnut experience around. Many people have sweet memories like this one and can’t resist grabbing a hot fresh doughnut when they walk by and are taken back by those sweet aromas. The Dapper Doughnut is designed to celebrate the unique process of creating each mini doughnut to the customer’s order. Each doughnut is treated as special and presented as such. The packaging plays an active role in establishing the brand identity and setting the Dapper Doughnut product apart from others, the specialty boxes are incorporated as a design feature to visually reinforce the unique approach to doughnuts. The Dapper Doughnut mission is to share hand-crafted doughnuts, enchanting toppings, and exceptional service for everyone that walks into the Retail Store or orders catering/delivery. We are really so much more than a doughnut company because 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. With great minds like American entrepreneur, inventor and co-founder-owner, Mark Publicover behind this brand, it will soon be a household name throughout the country, and everyone will know and love The Dapper Doughnut excellence.

Mark Publicover and his team have formulated a strategic business model to launch and support a National and International, single and multi-unit owner franchise network for hot, mini doughnuts. It is truly a “Dapper” business experience.

The gourmet dessert sector is booming! The hot and fresh mini doughnut concept along with our strategic branding are key features that set the Dapper Doughnut apart.  There is a growing demand for alternative dessert options and our hot, fresh mini doughnuts are meeting that demand head-on.

Our doughnuts are made with a proprietary recipe and cooked fresh right in front of the customer, which often entices a captivating audience. They are hot and delicious. The mere fact that the doughnuts are made fresh all day long differentiates us from just about any other franchised (or mom and pop) doughnut company in the market place.

The Dapper Doughnut Retail Full Service or Retail Express targets high traffic locations such as hotels, sporting arenas, retail strip malls, airports, etc. and targets large metro regions within a state or province with our Food Service License which includes Corporate Catering and Food Trucks. Catering opportunities include weddings, bridal showers, corporate events, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, special celebratory events, etc.  Catering companies enjoy working with us as they generally do not own a doughnut making machine, and we bring ours on-site to their event, adding a unique component to their menu.

The Dapper Doughnut business model is like no other food and beverage franchise, with an experienced team of franchise professionals to support you throughout the launch and operation of your business. The combination of doughnuts with a complete line of specialty coffee (hot and cold blended drinks) is a powerful duo indeed.

The Dapper Doughnut franchise:

  •      Retail Full Service (400 – 1,000+ft2) design option
  •      Retail Express (~100+ ft2) (point of expansion to Retail Full Service)
  •      Combines Corporate Catering and Food Truck in Food Service License
  •      Uses a portable doughnut machine for on-site events
  •      Enjoys huge Catering opportunities
  •      Is a simple F&B model – doughnuts and coffee
  •      Has very low food costs (around 10%)
  •      Offers 5 days of training at our Las Vegas training center and 3 days of on-site training in your market at your location
  •      Does not require a large amount of capital (as compared to other food franchises)
  •      Ramps up quickly
  •      Is not seasonal
  •      Limited competition – while there is a lot of competition for the usual, regular sized doughnuts that are made in the morning and sit on the shelf throughout the day, there is very little competition for hot, fresh mini doughnuts… and ours taste so much better than theirs!
  •      Has world-wide appeal – everyone loves doughnuts!

Becoming a Dapper Doughnut franchise owner is an exciting business venture. Right now, there is an opportunity to become a part of our hot-fresh mini doughnut franchise, backed by our seasoned corporate management and support teams. Come grow with us!

Starting with the help of the award-winning Chicago based Beavers Coffee and Donuts, Dapper has grown into the current business model backed by an experienced management team, great team members and an expanding doughnut concept with fresh new gourmet toppings and an extended beverage line. Whether you open a store or operate a food truck, you can now significantly augment your income through our new catering program.

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 are ready to open. We have an annual visit to check in and see how things are going while providing ongoing 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 ensures 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.

Who We Are Looking For

Are you looking for a full-time, “hands-on” business in the food industry?  

The Dapper Doughnut may be the perfect fit for you! We are currently seeking hard working entrepreneurial individuals who are interested in growing this business with us. We look for ambitious, self-starters who are results oriented and have a proven track record in business leadership. We are especially looking for qualified area franchise developers to help develop multi-unit franchises in major cities across the US and Canada. If you think you may be a good fit for this business and are interested in learning more about The Dapper Doughnut opportunity please submit your information to the right.

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.


Retail Location
Total: $177,000 - $353,000


Retail Express
Total: $43,100 - $92,000


Food Truck
Total: $98,200 - $246,000


Corporate Catering
Total: $79,700 - $213,500

questionDo I need experience to operate a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise?

answerWe provide a complete training program including marketing, operations, accounting and technology training. Franchising experience is a plus but not required.

questionCan I operate a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise and still keep my regular full-time job?

answerYou 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.

questionWhy should I open a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise instead of trying it on my own?

answerThe 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.

questionWill THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise help me with marketing?

answerYes. 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.

questionWhat makes a successful THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® Franchisee?

answerThere 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.

questionDo you provide financing?

answerTHE 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.

questionHow soon can I be in business once I have executed a franchise agreement and located a mutually accepted site?

answerYou can be open for business generally within 30 to 60 days after your training has been completed.

questionOkay, I’m ready to open my first THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise. What’s the next step?

answerYour 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.