Remember your first bite of a hot, fresh doughnut? We do, too. Launched to capture those sweet memories, captivating aromas, and feelings of nostalgia. Today, The Dapper Doughnut® offers the highest quality doughnut experience around. We create hard-to-resist doughnut treats, gourmet coffee and beverage choices, and soft-serve frozen desserts that will rekindle happy memories and create new ones. The Dapper Doughnut celebrates the unique process of crafting mini- doughnuts to each customer’s order. Our doughnuts are cooked to perfection, dressed artfully, and presented with care. Our packaging plays an active role in establishing the brand identity, setting The Dapper Doughnut products apart from others. These distinctive Dapper boxes are even incorporated as a visible design feature in our stores to reinforce our unique approach — these aren’t just any doughnuts, these are Dapper Doughnuts! Our mission is to share hand-crafted doughnuts, enchanting toppings, quality beverages, and, exceptional service for everyone who walks into the retail store or orders catering/delivery. We are really so much more than just a doughnut company. We are committed to the highest quality when it comes to product and customer service and believe in forming a community around our brand, allowing our passion for excellence and service to bless our communities. All this adds up to one thing — making The Dapper Doughnut® a household name synonymous with excellence.


The Dapper Doughnut

Minimum Investment Requirements

Minimum Cash Required $250,000
Minimum Net Worth Required $500,000

American entrepreneur, inventor, and co-founder/owner Mark Publicover and his team have formulated a strategic business model to launch and support a National and International franchise network for hot, fresh mini-doughnuts. It is truly a “Dapper” business experience.

The gourmet dessert sector is booming, with growing demand for alternative dessert options. Our unique food concept — hot, fresh mini-doughnuts, full-line coffee & tea beverages, and soft-serve frozen desserts — paired with our distinctive branding, set The Dapper Doughnut® apart.

The doughnuts are key. We start with our proprietary recipe, then cook and dress these delectable doughnuts right in front of the customer. This process entices, engages, and captivates the audience — adding entertainment value! The result? Hot, delicious doughnuts made fresh all day long that set us apart from just about any other franchised (or mom and pop) doughnut company anywhere.

Our retail franchise model (Retail Full Service or Retail Express) targets high traffic locations such as retail strip centers, outlet malls, hotels, sporting arenas, airports, etc., while our food service model operates within large metro regions within a state or province. A food service license supports both Corporate Catering and Food Trucks. Catering opportunities include weddings, bridal showers, corporate events, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, special celebratory events, etc. Local and National catering companies enjoy working with us as they generally do not own a doughnut making machine, and we bring ours on-site to their event, adding a unique component to their menu.

The Dapper Doughnut concept is like no other food and beverage franchise. The combination of doughnuts with a complete line of specialty coffee, tea, hot and cold blended drinks, and soft-serve desserts attract a broad range of customers and keeps them coming back. Catering opportunities help Dapper franchisees engage with their communities. And our experienced team of professionals are here to support you throughout the launch and operation of your business.


• Retail Full Service (typically 1,000 – 1,500 ft2) — supports complete range of Dapper retail opportunities in defined territories
• Retail Express (typically 60 – 100 ft2) — placed in other established retail locations (a great way to expand your business within a Full Service territory)
• Food Service License — Operates across larger region offering Corporate Catering and/or Food Trucks to serve larger events and accounts
• Portable doughnut machines — bring the unique, Dapper experience to smaller and larger on-site events
• Catering and delivery opportunities offer strong revenue potential
• Simple F&B model – Easy-to-manage menu of doughnuts and full-line coffee, tea, and other beverages, plus soft-serve
• Much lower food costs relative to typical food franchises
• Offers a minimum of 5 days of training at our Las Vegas training center and 3 days of on-site training in your market at your location
• Much lower average investment to open a Dapper franchise compared with most other food franchises
• Year-round business – our seasonal flavors keep our menu fresh
• Limited competition – while there is a lot of competition for full-sized doughnuts that are made in the morning and sit on the shelf throughout the day, there is very little competition for hot, fresh mini-doughnuts . . . and ours taste so much better than theirs!
• World-wide appeal – everyone loves doughnuts!

Becoming a Dapper Doughnut franchise owner is an exciting business venture. Right now, there is an opportunity to become a part of our hot, fresh mini-doughnut franchise, backed by our seasoned corporate management and support teams. Come grow with us!

Starting in 2015 with the help of the award-winning, Chicago-based Beavers Coffee and Donuts, Dapper has since grown into the current business model, backed by experienced management and great team members. Our expanding doughnut-centered food and beverage concept brings fresh, new gourmet toppings and an extended beverage line. Whether you open a retail location, develop corporate catering, or operate a food truck, you can now bring Dapper to your community.

At The Dapper Doughnut, we have a proven business model that is profitable and exciting to own. Our unique combination of proprietary recipes, innovative topping combinations, the highest quality ingredients and an incredible brand overview, makes us one of the best franchises to own today! See some of the exceptional highlights below!

The Dapper Doughnut management team has over 60 years of food and beverage and over 30 years of franchising experience. Training includes five days of comprehensive learning (and some doughnut tasting) held at our Las Vegas location! We provide classroom sessions, on-the-job training, and an additional three days of on-site training once you are ready to open. We have an annual visit to check in and see how things are going while providing ongoing marketing & operational support. We provide training webinars, marketing manuals, digital marketing support, and materials to help you be successful! We have an integrated supply chain with incredible vendor relationships. Our exclusive and proprietary recipe for our doughnuts ensures that our products are crafted to premium standards.

Our real estate and development team assists with location strategy, store specifications, construction and in-store design. Our marketing and support team includes day-to-day operations assistance and ongoing support with updated training videos, ad creative, and print collateral. We help provide guidance to increase brand visibility and help maintain the vision of The Dapper Doughnut brand while continuing to help increase sales and awareness.

The Process & Investment

Steps to Ownership


Are you looking for a full-time, “hands-on” business in the food and beverage industry?

The Dapper Doughnut may be the perfect fit for you! We are currently seeking hard-working, entrepreneurial individuals who are interested in growing this business with us. We look for ambitious self-starters who are results-oriented and have a proven track record in business leadership. We are especially looking for qualified area franchise developers to help develop multi-unit franchises in major cities across the US and Canada. If you think you may be a good fit for this business and are interested in learning more about The Dapper Doughnut opportunity, please submit your information below.

Becoming A Dapper Doughnut owner is an exciting business opportunity. It is a great way to become a part of the restaurant industry and specialized dessert sector. Our franchisees get to be a part of a popular concept with a proven system. Right now, there is an opportunity to get in on the “ground floor” and grow with the business.

We require a minimum net worth of $500,000 and access to at least $250,000 in liquid capital to cover the necessary doughnut franchise costs to get your Dapper Doughnut business implemented, launched, and growing towards success.


Retail Location
Total: $177,000 - $353,000


Retail Express
Total: $43,100 - $92,000


Food Truck
Total: $98,200 - $246,000


Corporate Catering
Total: $79,700 - $213,500

questionDo I need experience to operate a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise?

answerWe provide a complete training program including marketing, operations, accounting and technology training. Franchising experience is a plus but not required.

questionCan I operate a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise and still keep my regular full-time job?

answerYou are required to commit no less than 30 hours per week to your THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® business. However, if you do not have the flexibility to operate the store then you will have to hire a manager who must attend our training week in Las Vegas, NV.

questionWhy should I open a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise instead of trying it on my own?

answerThe THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise management team has developed a successful business model. We have honed our operations to give our franchisees the best possible opportunity for success. Why risk it on your own when you can leverage our expertise and experience? Our intensive training will save you from countless mistakes frequently made by novices in the course of business. Our marketing materials, software systems, expert support and other business tools will allow you to maximize the amount of time you spend in developing your business therefore ensuring success and profitability more quickly.

questionWill THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise help me with marketing?

answerYes. We will provide a proven marketing package specifically for your territory, as well as production and strategic assistance with your on-going local marketing efforts. All artwork, templates, ad layouts, etc. and a specific marketing plan are provided.

questionWhat makes a successful THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® Franchisee?

answerThere are three elements to any successful franchise relationship: a great concept, a good location/territory and a great operator. We have the first element, and we’ll help you find the second. The 3rd element is the real key and is always the operator. As a THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchisee, YOU make all the difference. A Franchisee that is willing to follow a proven system and is committed to excellence, consistency, and constant, positive communication with his/her students and community will always have great success.

questionDo you provide financing?

answerTHE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® does not provide direct financing. However, we will assist you in obtaining financing through our third-party contacts or a financial institution of your choice.

questionHow soon can I be in business once I have executed a franchise agreement and located a mutually accepted site?

answerYou can be open for business generally within 30 to 60 days after your training has been completed.

questionOkay, I’m ready to open my first THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise. What’s the next step?

answerYour THE DAPPER DOUGHNUT® franchise journey begins with the REQUEST FOR INFORMATION. Please complete the form right now and click “SUBMIT.” Someone from our team will contact you shortly to help you get started with the franchise approval process.