Frequently Asked Questions: Franchising

I’m interested in learning more. What’s my next step?

First, we ask that you complete the DAPA Preliminary Consideration Form. This will help us learn a little more about you as we begin sharing information about Aunt Mary Ann Donuts®with you.

Following our receipt of the form, we will contact you to share additional information about our business and the franchise opportunity. We are committed to providing you with the information you need to make an informed decision about Aunt Mary Ann Donuts®. We recognize that purchasing a franchise is a life-changing decision, so we will do everything we can to make the process as stress-free as possible!

At the appropriate time, we will invite you to visit us at our office in order to meet our team, visit our stores, and tour our production facility. We consider franchisees to be our “partners,” so we believe it is important that we meet personally as part of the due diligence process.

What is the initial investment to open an Aunt Mary Ann Donuts® franchise?

The total investment required to open an Aunt Mary Ann Donuts® store ranges from $159,700 to $248,500, and includes the franchise fee, leasehold improvements, signage, equipment, fixtures and furnishings, startup supplies and materials, initial inventory, and additional working capital. If you elect to operate a wholesale distribution route in your territory, the additional capital requirement ranges from $28,100 to $105,600. Please contact us for additional information concerning the investment

Does each Franchise have an Exclusive Territory?

Yes. We grant exclusive franchise territories for a specific geographic area around each Franchise, which is based on area demographics, established trade areas and other similar criteria.

What is the size of an Aunt Mary Ann Donuts® retail store?

The ideal size is 1,200 to 1,800 square feet. The best locations for an Aunt Mary Ann Donuts® store are strip malls and free-standing buildings. As part of our pre-opening support, we assist you with the site selection process to identify the best location for your Aunt Mary Ann Donuts® franchise.

How long does it take to begin operating an Aunt Mary Ann Donuts® franchise?

We estimate that the typical length of time between signing the Franchise Agreement and opening your franchise is 3 to 5 months. This includes the time necessary to select a site, complete leasehold improvements, attend our initial franchise training program, and hire and train staff.

Do you recommend that I visit the corporate office?

Yes, we definitely encourage you to schedule a visit. This will enable you to meet our team, view our operation, and much more. Please contact us by phone or email if you would like to schedule a visit. We guarantee it will be time well spent!

What qualifications are required to become an Aunt Mary Ann Donuts® franchisee?

We are seeking franchisees that have good business acumen, a strong work-ethic and the willingness to follow our proven system of operation. Experience in retail is helpful but not a must. We are confident in our ability to train franchisees to successfully duplicate our system, so we do not require that franchisees have any previous experience in the industry..

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