Donut Boyz’ famous decadent doughnuts are coming to Bowen Hills.
The franchise is continuing its expansion in Queensland, leasing a 500-square-metre former pizza base factory three kilometres north-east of the Brisbane CBD.
A cafe is also planned for the site, which in an area where many warehouses are being converted to residential.
Donut Boyz started as a pop-up store at Maroochydore’s Big Top Market established by Scott Hoskins and Tony Kelly in April 2015.
The company is known for its creative handmade doughnuts, many featuring the quirky “injectable” – a syringe filled with key ingredient such as ganache or custard.
Some 700 doughnuts sold in 50 minutes on the first day of operation.
As an added sweetener, the Bowen Hills warehouse and kitchen had an existing fitout that suited the doughnut business, according to CBRE agent Hugh Adnam, who brokered the deal on behalf of Nicholas Properties.
The property includes a food-grade floor, 40-square-metre chiller room, 40-square-metre freezer, grease trap, exhaust canopy and a natural gas connection.
“It’s quite rare to secure a facility with this style of fitout in such a central location,” Mr Adnam said.
As for dough, the company has taken a five-year lease at a net rental of $220 a square metre.
Donut Boyz also has stores at Mooloolaba, South Brisbane, Paddington, Loganholme and the Gold Coast.
The Bowen Hills property, at 4/166 Abbotsford Road, is 10km from the Gateway Motorway.