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Donut King

Donut King

Food, Beverage & Hospitality
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Donut King are a Food, Beverage & Hospitality Franchise that started in 1981. They currently operate in 220 locations and have 26 new opportunities available across Australia.

26 Opportunities
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Established locations
Opportunities in Logan and 25 other locations

Date created

23 Jun 2017

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Donut King is Australia’s largest & most successful Donut Franchise chain. Were looking for passionate people to join our family!

Donut King has been serving the now World Famous DK Cinnamon Donut for over 30 years, and is now much, much more than simply the World’s most delicious donuts. Since 1981, we’ve been growing steadily – we currently have over 220 stores, internationally and in every Australian state and territory - and we’re still growing.

For most Aussies, at least once in our lives, a trip to Donut King was a reward for giving your Mum and Dad a break and not causing too much chaos during their shopping trip. The Donut King store stood out in the food court, like a giant pink beacon that kids just couldn't resist. The brightly coloured iced donuts, the squishy, creamy delights of the cream and jam donuts, experiencing the magic of the warm cinnamon donuts being created, bouncing along that mini conveyor belt and landing in a delicious carousel of cinnamon and sugar, to be eaten fresh and hot. We've all been there and millions of Aussies have grown up sharing this experience, it’s a place for the young and the young at heart.

Since the beginning, almost 3 decades ago, we’d like to think that Donut King has grown up. Tastes change over time and our tastes have changed too. We still love the old favourites, but we’ve also introduced some changes for the better. Your local DK now stocks a wider range of snack options, including healthy smoothies and low fat ice cream and milkshakes. You’ll also find Fruit Freezes and some of the best tasting coffees around. If you’re looking for something more substantial, you can’t go past our gourmet range of hot dogs or our newest addition to the royal family, our Warm Mini Jam Balls, fresh out of our donut making robot!

Is Donut King the right business for me?

If you are wondering whether you are the right type of person to become a Donut King franchisee, start by asking yourself the following questions:

Do I have good people skills?
Do I really want to take control of my destiny?
Do I have a strong desire to succeed in my own business?
Am I prepared to have daily involvement in my business?
Do I have a positive attitude?
Do I have strong communication skills?
Do I have a genuine interest in people?
Do I have the ability to deliver outstanding customer service?
Am I prepared to learn and to adopt new ideas?
If you can honestly answer ‘YES’ to all of these questions, then you have met the initial criteria of a successful Donut King franchisee.

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How it works

Contact Donut King to discuss suitable sites in your area by filling out the contact us form below and one of our state based Franchise Recruitment Executives will make contact with you shortly.

Attend an information meeting with the Franchise Recruitment Executive.
Review all information obtained during the meeting and make a decision on your preferred store/site.
Request an application form and disclosure document.
Complete the application and post to RFG once completed.
Confirm your purchasing ability with your bank and with your accountant.
Speak to existing franchisees.
Seek legal and financial advice.

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Why us?

Since opening our first store, we have been serving fresh hot cinnamon donuts to everyday Australians. The ultimate reward (and break for mum and dad…) during the weekly shopping excursion was a stop at your local Donut King.

We now have 240 stores throughout every Australian state and territory - and we’re still growing. This is because we keep it simple and still offer the old favourites ...AND... we listen to what our people are asking for. We now also stock a wider range of snack options and some of the best tasting coffees around. This makes Donut King the perfect stop for the whole family.

Being part of a franchise system means you have full support of tried and tested existing systems together with guidance to help you get into your own business. We give you the tools to grow and run a robust business.

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