Krispy Kreme Doughnuts FDD – Franchise Information, Costs and Fees
Type of Business
Krispy Kreme Stores offer and serve a variety of doughnuts, beverages, and other related products and services. Franchises for Krispy Kreme Stores are offered in 3 different Store formats: Factory Stores, Hot Shops, and Fresh Shops/Kiosks. Franchises are also offered for Commissary Facilities that produce doughnut products for Hot Shops and Fresh Shops/Kiosks.
Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937 by Vernon Rudolph and has been in the doughnut and coffee business continuously in various corporate forms since that time. Krispy Kreme is a North Carolina corporation incorporated in 1947 and re-incorporated in North Carolina on January 11, 1982. They do business as Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation and Krispy Kreme. Their principal business address is 370 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103.
The total initial investment necessary to begin operation ranges from $933,000 to $1,911,250 for a Factory Store; $345,000 to $1,070,250 for a Hot Shop; $275,000 to $582,000 for a Fresh Shop/Kiosk; and $859,000 to $3,631,250 for a Commissary Facility.