Donut King is the #1 Donut Franchise in Australia. Donut King entered the market over 40 years ago and has since proven itself as Australia’s favourite donut destination, with growth into international markets.

No, although having business experience is always an advantage, we provide comprehensive training for all areas of your new-store arrangement.

Typically, Donut King grant a five (5) year initial franchise term, this may vary, depending upon the term of the lease applicable to the site.

A new Donut King traditional store can range in price from $230,000 to $390,000 (excluding GST) for the build and equipment. Existing Donut King stores can vary in price. Contact us to find out the cost of an existing store you may be interested in.

(Note, this is to be used as a guide only and build cost will be determined in due course by our projects team and final costs subject to shopfitter quotes) depending on the site and terms negotiated. In some instances, the landlord will offer a monetary contribution towards the fit out which would reduce your costs.)

An Initial Franchise Fee of $50,000 + GST (reduced to $30,000 plus GST for qualifying applicants in FY24*). This fee grants you the right to operate a Donut King franchise (in accordance with the terms set out in the Franchise Agreement, which include use of our trademarks, operating systems and products) for a term of five years.

A franchise service fee of 7% of your total gross revenue is calculated weekly. A marketing contribution equal to 3% of your total gross revenue is calculated weekly, also payable into an independently audited marketing fund. For a complete list of the ongoing fees, you should refer to the information outlined in our Franchisor’s Disclosure Document

This depends largely on several factors, such as the value of wages paid, cost of goods and other operating costs —and, generally, how you operate your business. We have identified certain key performance indicators which are monitored, in order to maximise your profitability.

It is recommended that you have money available to be used as working capital and as a minimum we would expect you to have between $10,000 – $30,000. This will cover costs such as accounting and legal fees, business and public liability insurance and your first day’s trading stock and packaging. You will also need to budget for accommodation and living away from home expenses while at our training academy in Queensland. For a more precise list of costs please contact us.

This is essentially a bond you pay to the Landlord as security over the tenancy. This would be refunded to you by the Landlord at the end of your lease subject to meeting the terms and conditions of your agreement.

This is a financial rebate that Landlord’s offer to contribute towards the cost of building your store. To find out whether this incentive is available for the site you are enquiring about, please contact our team for further information.

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*This is limited time offer. available to new applicants who satisfy the Franchisor as to their suitability via the Franchisor’s standard approval process and who enter into a Franchise Agreement in accordance with the Franchisor’s requirement. Full terms and condition of the benefits offered will be set out in the Franchisor’s conditional approval letter and the Franchise Agreement to be entered into by the Franchisor and any conditionally approved new applicant.


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