Fresh to order
If you have ever been served a hot-fresh doughnut, you’ll never forget it! It might be years later, but the taste and memories come rushing back and you want another one. That’s how our story began for our CEO and co-founder, Mark Publicover.
Mark, like most young people, had a job learning the lessons of responsibility - his was a paper route. Mark and his fellow paperboys would throw their route and then meet at Maple Leaf Donuts in San Jose, California. It was there they experienced the unique hot fresh doughnut. Mark never forgot that taste and the freshness of the doughnuts served up at this local donut shop still in business today.
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We bring our mini doughnut machine right to your venue so your guests can enjoy hot fresh doughnuts and an entertaining experience. We can even do custom flavors for your event.
We can also deliver doughnuts right to your location. For large orders, we can create a custom flavor option for your event. We provide plates and utensils. Please contact a local store to get more info.
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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 difference 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 professionals Jeff and Brian Pappas have 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.