Whether you already run a restaurant or food service business, want to begin one, or are considering opening a franchise, you need to know: Doughnuts are big. According to Perishables Group, breakfast food sales run about $65 billion yearly. One of the United States' most popular doughnut businesses, Krispy Kreme, sold about $130,000,000 worth of doughnuts a year. Those sweet, round pastries are still a favorite among Americans.
If you already own a food business, the time-, labor-, and money-saving option is to buy high quality products from donut manufacturers. If you are more ambitious and have a great baker on hand, you may wish to invest money into new or used doughnut equipment so you can create your own gourmet doughnuts. And if you want to fully take advantage of America's doughnut-love, you may even wish to check out some of the top doughnut franchises. This guide offers advice on:
1. Choosing great doughnut suppliers,
2. Finding quality used and new doughnut equipment,
3. And seeking out a profitable doughnut franchise.
Purchase quality pastries from wholesale doughnut makersUnless your kitchen is well automated, making doughnuts from scratch is time and labor intensive. And unless you're one of a few doughnut retailers focusing entirely on doughnuts and similar baked goods, investing in doughnut equipment isn't likely a wise investment. Instead, find a great doughnut distributor.
Find great doughnut equipment, whether new or usedIf you want to dedicate a portion of your business to doughnut making, invest in quality, time saving equipment. Only shop with a doughnut equipment manufacturer or supplier who specializes in commercial equipment, and look for the most automated machines you can afford.
Create a recognizable doughnut businessFranchises allow you to build your business quickly. If customers already recognize the name on your store's door, they are more likely to buy doughnuts from you. Just be sure to realistically look at the costs involved in buying and running a franchise.
- When purchasing doughnut equipment, pay attention to how many doughnuts per hour the manufacturer promises from the machines. Also notice what sizes are possible with the equipment and how much the machines will cost to run.