Krispy Kreme Franchise

Franchise History

It is a chain of coffee shops and doughnuts created in the United States in 1937 when Vernon Rudolph used the secret recipe of a Frenchman to prepare doughnuts and sell them in a rented building. In 1947, it began to franchise. During the 1940s and 1950s, Vernon innovated the way of making doughnuts by developing a mixing plant and a mixture distribution system.

By the 1960s, it had already been established throughout the southeast of the country, and years later, they expanded outside the southeast by opening new stores in New York and California. It continued to grow and spread outside the United States in Australia, England, Mexico, the Middle East, Turkey, Puerto Rico, and part of Asia.

  • Year Business Began: 1937.
  • Franchising Since: 1947.
  • Headquarters: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States.
  • Estimated Number of Units: More than 1,400.
  • Number of Employees: More than 5,000.


This brand has a rich history in which it has been able to open more than 1,400 locations in the United States and the rest of the world. It has several plans for 2020. It will improve its existing stores and establish 45 new shops. Also, it will open a flagship store in Times Square that will offer services 24 hours a day.

Cost Information 

The costs will depend on the number of employees, merchandise, place where the franchise will be located, size, marketing, and other factors:

  • Initial Investment: From $275,000 to $1,911,250.
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: From $300,000 to $3,000,000.
  • Initial Franchise Fee: From $12,500 to $25,000.
  • Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4.5%.
  • Ad Royalty Fee: 1.5%.

Is it safe to invest in Krispy Kreme? 

Yes, it is safe because it is a company that has consolidated in a good way in a few years and has established more than 1,000 stores. It is a serious brand that hires people with experience in the retail industry and also offers continuous training. Thanks to the reputation it has achieved, it will guarantee you a large number of customers.

Training & Support

Krispy Kreme will train you on all the necessary topics to manage a profitable franchise. The training will be offered to store managers and will take place at the company’s headquarters. Its duration is approximately 16 weeks, although it may vary depending on the type of store. It will provide you with advice about the place, design, administrative management, customer service, staff treatment, marketing and advertising strategists.

How to Apply for Krispy Kreme Franchise ?

You can receive information by contacting the Krispy Kreme team at