How To Franchise Krispy Kreme?

From the heritage and secret recipe to its Hot Light and Doughnut Theater, the Krispy Kreme is simply unique. The brand was never the one that followed the crowd, especially the doughnut crowd. The crowd simply loves the taste of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.


It all begins with the state of the art production facility and mix manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, NC, where the proprietary production equipment and doughnut mix are exclusively manufactured for the Krispy Kreme company and its franchise stores. This ensures that every doughnut made at a Krispy Kreme shop is deserving of the Krispy Kreme name.


The initial investment to begin the operation of a Krispy Kreme restaurant franchise ranges from $275,000 to $1,911,250, depending on the chosen concept.


Krispy Kreme does not offer Franchise Agreements for Fresh Shops or Tunnel Oven Shops on an independent basis, other than to Krispy Kreme franchisees that have one or more existing Factory Stores or Commissaries with the capacity to support such operations. Additionally, Fresh Shops and Tunnel Oven Shops are only available for development on a case by case basis in approved markets.


  • Development Fee: $12,500 – $25,000 / store
  • Franchise Fee: $12,500 – $25,000 / store
  • Royalty Fee: 4.5% of net sales
  • Brand Fund Fee: Up to 2% of net sales
  • Ad Placement Fund Fee: Up to 1% of net sales




Krispy Kreme has several different prototypes available:

  • Factory Store
  • Fresh Shops
  • Commissary Facility


To view the floor plan and to request for more information, please visit,


Contact information

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

P.O. Box 83

Winston-Salem, NC 27102

Telephone: 1-800-457-4779


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