In case you?ve ever wondered, doughnuts are fried, and not just a few at a time. That means the typical deep fryer found at your local burger place won?t cut it. Cake doughnuts may be either fried or baked. The equipment required to mass-produce doughnuts is extensive and not cheap. Along with having a relatively large footprint, most donut franchises are on the higher end of restaurants in terms of cost. Equipment costs can easily run $150,000 to $200,000, and that doesn?t count any real estate or leasehold improvement expenses.
Plenty of donut shops are in-line units rather than freestanding, but any store will benefit from a drive-through, so an endcap is preferable. Square footage requirements are typically from 1,750 to 2,250.
Much as with the cupcake, some restaurant concepts have turned the humble doughnut into something fancier. One brand even features a mini doughnut that?s cooked to order! There?s plenty of variety available.
The good news is that once the infrastructure is in place, doughnuts aren?t that hard to make. Franchisors normally provide their proprietary mix to which you can literally just add water (along with yeast) to ensure a consistent outcome. Your employees aren?t really cooking. They?re just mixing up batter, so training is easier as well.
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