Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No
Did you know that more than one billiondoughnuts are sold each year in the U.S.? That’s more than ample reasonto consider a doughnut shop as a new business venture. The firstapproach is to open a traditional, sit-down style doughnut shop thatserves customers doughnuts, coffee and muffins. The second approach isto establish a commercial doughnut bakery that’s not open to thepublic, but specializes in making doughnuts for wholesale to grocerystores, restaurants, school cafeterias and catering companies. Ofcourse, you can also combine both operating formats and run a doughnutshop as well as a doughnut wholesale baker business. The industry isvery competitive, so be sure to practice good research and planningskills prior to establishing the business. Profit potential range is$40,000 or more per year.