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We would like to understand more about you, your experience and your plans for owning a Krispy Kreme doughnut franchise. Click here to complete the Krispy Kreme Request for Consideration form.

During this call, you will officially be introduced to the Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee franchise system. We will discuss general qualification requirements, both financial and operational, and your territory of interest. We will also talk to you about specific qualification requirements, as well as the overview of the process to own a Krispy Kreme restaurant franchise.

Once you are pre-qualified, we will provide you with a franchise application and our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which explains the Krispy Kreme restaurant franchise in detail and includes a copy of Krispy Kreme's development agreement and franchise agreement. You are encouraged to thoroughly review the FDD with your legal and financial experts and will also be provided with a confidentiality agreement to sign.

When your application has been submitted you will undergo a background check and financial verification. While your application is being processed, you will complete your due diligence on the Krispy Kreme doughnut franchise. You may also choose to have discussions with current franchisees as well as discussions with members of the Krispy Kreme Team. You will also be able to generate restaurant proformas, and create your business plan. If your application is approved you will be invited to visit us at the Krispy Kreme headquarters for final approval. If you are approved, your development agreement will be sent to you for execution.

Once you have signed your development agreement and paid your fees, the development agreement is countersigned in North Carolina and you are officially a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee franchisee!

As a final step in the franchise process you will be required to attend a two–day franchise orientation in Winston Salem, NC. You will have an opportunity to meet several people within our organization and learn the next steps for developing your first Krispy Kreme franchise store.

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Success Stories

My husband and I are 100% involved in the business. It is a business we are very proud of and enjoy being a part of. Financially, the business has been better than we had ever thought it would be. There has certainly been a lot of long days and hard work, but the rewards from the business are there as well. End quote