The Dapper Doughnut

Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $100,000
Net Worth Required: $200,000
Total Investment: $58,695 - $265,000

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: The Dapper Doughnut
Year Founded: 2015
Franchising Since: 2016
Home Office: Las Vegas, NV & Jacksonville, FL

About The Dapper Doughnut

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. Like the brand itself, our shops have a playful and whimsical, yet sophisticated quality in its fixtures and finishes.

Values & History

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.

Many years later Mark got the opportunity to invest in a startup called, The Dapper Doughnut. The memories came flooding back and with the help of the original team, the first stores were opened and began serving our customers the same experience that Mark and his friends had many years ago.

Dapper continues to grow, evolve and we believe the future is bright at Dapper, but one thing will never change…the hot and fresh mini doughnuts served up with a lot of love.

Industry Performance

Why Choose Us?

​Becoming a The Dapper Doughnut owner is an exciting business opportunity. It is a great way to become a part of the restaurant industry and the specialized dessert sector. Our franchisees get to be a part of a popular concept with a proven system. Although we awarded 28 franchises in 2017, there is still an opportunity to get in on the "ground floor" and grow with our brand.

Our business model is based upon the award-winning Chicago based Beavers Coffee and Donuts (BCD). BCD has been operating successfully for six 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 an in-store or operate with a kiosk or cart, 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.

Purchasing a The Dapper Doughnut Franchise

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest. 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.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Are you looking for a full-time, "hands-on" business in the food and beverage industry? Are you hard-working, entrepreneurial and interested in growing this business with us? Are you an ambitious self-starter who is result-oriented with a proven track record in business leadership? Are you a qualified area franchise developer who can help develop multi-unit franchises in major cities across the US and Canada?

If any of these sounds like you, then we want you on board.

Training & Support

Training will be five and a half days of fun learning held at our Las Vegas location. We'll 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 ongoing marketing and operational support. We provide training webinars, marketing manuals, digital marketing support, and materials to help you be successful. 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 guide to increase brand visibility and help maintain the vision of The Dapper Doughnut brand while continuing to help increase sales and awareness.

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Available In:

The Dapper Doughnut is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming