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FRANCHISING

First, we want to thank you for your interest in Parlor Doughnuts!  We have been blessed by the overwhelming response since we launched in February 2019 in Evansville, Indiana.  Since that time, we have opened several additional corporate shops, from coast-to-coast, to further refine the concept, grow our brand, and increase economies of scale.  We are now ready to grow through franchise opportunities as well.

 

 

As a new franchise, it is important that we strategically grow the Parlor brand and partner with the right people in the right locations.  We are seeking like-minded franchisees who:

 

  • Support Parlor’s mission and values, including a passion for excellence;

  • Demonstrate a proven track record of success/have applicable experience; and

  • Have the financial capacity to open and operate a shop (personally or through an investment group), as well as $175K in liquid assets and $750K in net worth.

 

Desired locations would typically include areas which build on our existing network, have sufficient population/demographics, and attractive destinations (e.g. coastal, vacation areas or places with other unique features).

If you would like to begin investigating opportunities to become a Parlor franchise, please submit your initial information below.  If there may be a potential fit and your desired location is available, we will send you a link to submit information to begin the formal application/vetting process.  If you have any questions, please let me know at franchising@parlordoughnuts.com.

 

Thanks again for your interest, 

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Paul Bair

Director of Business & Franchise Development

This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise, or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise.  Rather, it is for information purposes only.  The franchisor, Parlor Doughnuts Franchising, LLC is located at 204 Main Street, Suite D Evansville, IN 47708.  The following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises:  California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.  Additionally, there are other states that require exemptions or implement business opportunity laws that touch upon franchising.  If you are a resident of or would like to open a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration, disclosure requirements, and exemptions in your state.  Please know that franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only.

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FRANCHISE FAQ

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Are franchises available?

On June 30, 2021, Parlor Doughnuts was able to begin offering franchise operations in the U.S.  We are seeking to open additional shops in the right locations with the right partners.  Additional approvals may be required in some States. 

 

Where are franchises available?

Franchises are not available in areas where we currently have shops, as well as areas where we already have an area development plan under consideration.  At this time, we are seeking opportunities to build on our current network, as well as larger metropolitan areas and prime coastal/tourist destinations.

 

How much does a Parlor franchise cost?

That depends on several factors, including the potential site and the renovations required.  Information is available in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) on the expected range of initial investment as well as the franchise fee and royalty.

 

What is the process to become a franchisee?

After reviewing the information on our website, the first step is to fill out our Franchise Inquiry Form and let us know the market where you would like to establish a franchise.  We are seeking to develop long-term relationships with the right partners in the right locations.   The typical process is as follows: 

  • Inquiry – When we receive your initial inquiry, we will follow up to see if your desired market is available/meets our qualifications.

 

  • Vetting – If the market is a potential fit, we will send you a link to submit information for the initial vetting process which will include information about your experience, financial capabilities, goals, values, etc.

 

  • Initial Interview – Once we review your information, we will follow up with you.  If you/your group may be a good fit, we will arrange a phone/video-conference interview.  This will also give you an opportunity to get to know us better, ask questions, etc.

 

  • Confidentiality Agreement – If we both would like to continue the process, we will execute a mutually binding confidentiality agreement to enter in to detailed discussions.

 

  • FDD Review – Once that has been signed, we will send you a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document which will include the Franchise Agreement.

 

  • Discovery Day – Following your review of the FDD, we will schedule a Discovery Day for you to visit with us in person, typically in Evansville, IN.

 

  • Approval/Sign Agreement – Following the Discovery Day and review of your plans, the next step will be approval and signing of the Franchise Agreement, which may include an area development plan.

 

How long does the process take?

The time from inquiry to signing a Franchise Agreement will vary based on the information you provide but it is generally about 60 days.  In accord with regulatory requirements, you are required to have the FDD for a minimum of 14 days before we can execute a Franchise Agreement.  The FDD includes specific steps that require our approval as well as the time limits for you to find an acceptable site and open your shop.