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Honey Dew Donuts


Honey Dew Donuts is a Massachusetts-based donut and breakfast quick-service chain. Starting out as a simple coffee and donuts brand, Honey Dew has expanded in size and selections, now offering mouth-watering muffins, pastries, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, gourmet flavored coffees and frozen beverages. Honey Dew gets more creative than most food shops and never stops thinking about ‘what’s next’ as a way of keeping customers satisfied and coming back. Banana Split Sticks, Strawberry Muffin Tops, Coconut Almond Mocha, and smoothies made with Red Bull energy drink are only a few of the creative items on the menu. No matter what customers try on the Honey Dew Donuts menu, they experience a level of quality and freshness that only Honey Dew can deliver.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$87,500 - $795,500
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Honey Dew Donuts is seeking qualified applicants to become franchisees throughout the New England region. Honey Dew Donuts franchisees receive the support of trained professionals who are eager to assist in all areas of site selection, construction, operations, product development and quality control, marketing, and much more. First, franchisees receive one-on-one instruction on shop management, food preparation and customer service and basic skills needed to run a shop, at the Honey Dew Donuts Training Center.

Honey Dew Donuts Franchise Opportunities – History

Honey Dew Donuts was founded in 1973 by Richard Bowen, who always had a passion for donuts, and worked in a donut shop as a kid. Bowen opened his first Honey Dew Donuts shop in Mansfield, Massachusetts, quickly becoming a local favorite. He sold his first franchise in 1975, and continued growing through franchises ever since. Today, Honey Dew Donuts, still overseen by Bowen, operates more than 140 shops throughout New England.

Honey Dew Donuts Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Honey Dew Donuts

Franchise Income

The initial franchise fee for Honey Dew Donuts is $35,000. The total investment to open and operate a Honey Dew Donuts franchise ranges from $87,500 to $795,500, depending on the type of shop. Franchise applicants must have liquid cash available of $100,000 and net worth of at least $400,000. A 7% royalty fee on weekly gross sales is paid to the company, in addition to a 2% advertising and marketing fund.

Honey Dew Donuts Business Opportunities: Other Information

Honey Dew Donuts gets its customers involved with fun activities, including its Virtual Bakery, in which customers can go online and ‘bake’ more than 400,000 combinations of filled and hollow donuts by choosing flavors, icings, fillings and toppings, ‘baking’ the donuts, then sending them to friends via e-cards.


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