Honey Dew Donuts Franchise

Honey Dew Donuts

Min. Liquid Capital: $100,000

Total Investment: $87,500 - $795,500

Net Worth Required: $400,000

Financing Available: Third Party

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 145



About Honey Dew Donuts

Honey Dew Donuts is a New England chain serving hot, iced and specialty coffee, frozen treats, donuts, pastries, bagels, sandwiches and more. Customers can come in for a quick breakfast or a jolt of joe, and many locations feature drive-through lanes. Products include a cinnamon maple sausage sandwich, chocolate avalanche croissant, peach iced tea, pumpkin chai and a turkey sausage sandwich.

The chain has about 145 locations. Its territory goes as far north as Farmington, New Hampshire, and as far south as Westerly, Rhode Island.

Why Honey Dew Donuts?

Honey Dew Donuts is a regional franchise that may feel more personable than larger, nationwide chains. Honey Dew also gives back heavily to the communities it operates in, for example, sponsoring sports teams and nonprofit organizations. Customers have a varied menu to select from. It includes New England staples and lighter items for the health conscious. Honey Dew may be a good choice for New Englanders who want to invest in their communities while serving delicious goodies.

Trainings are thorough. For example, a stint at the training center for a new owner takes three weeks. It covers customer service, food preparation and shop management, among other topics. Owners get to experience every role in their shop, which makes them better leaders.

Area development arrangements, when one franchise owner contracts with Honey Dew to open a group of stores in a specified geographical area, are also available. Room for negotiation on issues such as pricing, exclusivity and terms exists whereas it might not with a bigger chain.

Ideal Candidate

The Honey Dew Donuts franchising website states that the company wants to see several attributes in each franchise owner. Namely, ideal candidates should have a proven track record in retail or food service, success in hiring high-quality team members, an appreciation for customer service, a commitment to quality and cleanliness, respect for the franchise relationship and process, a hunger to succeed, and a resolute drive to grow sales.

To assess cultural fit, Honey Dew looks at considerations such as how well candidates interact with customers, employees, community leaders and others. It analyzes candidates’ reasons for wanting to franchise and wanting a coffee/donut shop specifically. Ideal candidates are able to elaborate on their long-term goals and to explain their experiences, both personal and professional, that will help them successfully run their business. The ideal candidate has previous or current business ownership experience.

Training And Support

Trainings are thorough. For example, a stint at the training center for a new owner takes three weeks. It covers customer service, food preparation and shop management, among other topics. Owners get to experience every role in their shop, which makes them better leaders.


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