How much money will be
needed to start a Paradise Donut Shop?
employee's a problem for donut shops?
How much money can I
make in the Donut Business?
product be more cost effective than other products I can
How do I know the
best location to place my shop in town?
How do I create a
charge for the delivery of supplies?
When do I
take delivery of my equipment?
purchase all needed equipment from Paradise?
Paradise representatives qualified to help or train me?
What and how much
training does Paradise Donuts provide?
What is it that
makes the Paradise Donut company a better
What is the
protected territory that Paradise offers?
Does Paradise provide
equipment if any will you need to place in your store not supplied
Why is the
Paradise name so important when starting my donut shop?
How much do
you need to spend on advertising?
Does paradise offer
How do I
get started on opening a Paradise Donut Store?
Can I ever sell my
Paradise Donut shop if I decide to?
1. Q. How much money will be needed to start a
Paradise Donut Shop?
A. On average a Paradise shop will cost approximately $25,000
to $45,000 to open. It is one of the best
business choices for an individual or couple who have saved
around $30,000 to start a business or
enough home equity for an additional mortgage. The cost to open a
store can be greatly affected
the amount of remodeling of the desired location that has been
chosen to place a donut shop.
2. Q. Is finding employee's a problem for donut
A. It is the largest obstacle for almost all business owners.
However, Paradise Store owners have found
they spend a sufficient amount of time properly training their
employees they have increased
longevity of employment. We have also found with proper incentives
and direction, it is easier to
dedicated and loyal employee. The most important thing is for the
owner to set the best
3. Q. How much money can I make in the Donut
A. This, of course, is one of the most common questions we
hear. The most given answer is that it
your dedication to always serving quality product and giving quality
Paradise stores in towns of 6,000 or more have had the best
results, however in smaller towns that
a large community to draw from or have high traffic counts they have
been equally successful.
the donut business, success is usually in direct correlation to time
spent and effort given.
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4. Q. Will Paradise product be more cost
effective than other products I can buy?
A. In any industry there will always be someone less expensive
or someone that will offer their product
higher premium. The price of almost all products is based upon the
cost of ingredients that are
in the creating of that product. Paradise as a company will not sell
an inferior or lower quality
try to compete with a lower price of inferior products.
quality ingredients equal quality products and long after the sale
the customer will be less
concerned with a
few cents saved and more about the quality of products that was
designed to provide a higher yield than most of our competitors to
produce a great profit margin
for our shop
5. Q. How do I know the best location to place
my shop in town?
A. Paradise sales representatives have all previously been
shop owners. They bring a lot of knowledge
when they first come to look at the location that you have chosen.
They will assist you in
determining the success of the location.
6. Q. How do I create a floor plan?
A. Once the building is approved your Paradise representative
will assist you in taking the measurements
setting the layout for your building. Paradise will create a floor
plan for you at no cost. The plan
be created with efficiency including your plumbing, carpentry, and
electrical needs in mind.
However, we always suggest the owner be advised of the local
building codes before following the
plans given to them.
7. Q. Does Paradise charge for the delivery
A. No, all Paradise products are delivered free of charge,
however on some occasions when the order has
under the agreed upon amount consistently, to offset freight charges
a nominal fee of 10 % has
added, this is the exception, not the rule. In most cases there is a
20 % savings over many of our
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8. Q. When do I take delivery of my
A. When it has been determined that your building is ready for
the installation of equipment your
Paradise representative will assist in making arrangements
with you for the delivery of equipment to
9. Q. Do I purchase all needed
equipment from Paradise?
A. Paradise Donuts spends a great deal of time in finding
equipment for future stores. In most cases
Paradise Donuts will have the equipment needed, if not we
will help you find it.
10. Q. Are the Paradise representatives
qualified to help or train me?
A. All of the representatives of the company have either been
successful owners of donut shops or have
trained to be productive in assisting you. They speak from
experience to answer all of your
11. Q. What and how much training does Paradise
A. The training at your shop will begin after your equipment
is installed and you have received all
licenses and permits to open your Paradise shop by state and
local officials. Your representative will
provide 2-3 days of training for you and your staff.
12. Q. What is it that makes the Paradise Donut
company a better choice for you
over another company?
A. As a company with almost 40 years of experience we have
created a name in the industry synonymous
quality. We are determined to give you everything we can to make you
successful, because as a
licensee your success is important to our success.
13. Q. What is the protected territory
that Paradise offers?
A. Your protected territory is a guaranty that there will be
no other Paradise licensees located within 3
miles of your shop location. On rare occasions an existing
shop owner has been able to place a shop
within the 3 mile radius. This must first be approved by
Paradise Donuts Inc. and the nearest shop to
proposed location. A Paradise Shop owner is part of a family and as
family we work together for
greater good, not our own agendas.
14. Q. Does Paradise provide signage?
A. No, however since Paradise Donuts is a registered and
copyrighted trademark you will need to submit
graphics of your signage for approval prior to ordering.
an authorized Paradise Shop owner you may use the name "Paradise
Donuts" on all advertising,
printed material or signage that has been approved.
15. Q. What equipment if any will you need
to place in your store not supplied by
A. Paradise Donuts does not sell items such as cash registers,
counters and shelving refrigerators, office
supplies etc... This is the responsibility of the store owner
but your Paradise representative will help
a list based upon your needs.
16. Q. Why is the Paradise name so
important when starting my donut shop?
A. Brands comfort and assure customers by providing reliable,
well known quality products and services.
your customers see a familiar name such as Paradise Donuts it sends
a clear message that their
expectations will be met. They will feel confident in the
consistency of their experience.
Paradise shop owner, you will have the opportunity to receive the
benefits that are earned
through the consistency of our business practices in
servicing our customers every day.
17 Q. How much do you need to spend on
A. Building recognition of your store and establishing
yourself in the community is very important. For
purpose we suggest 4% during your growth period initially and around
2 % to maintain. The
advertising is not required, however over the years we have
consistently seen the stores that are the top
are there because they have a well budgeted advertising plan and
execute it every month.
18. Q. Does paradise offer
A. No, But we will assist you in obtaining the numbers you
will need to arrange financing. In some
we will help you in locating possible loan institutions. You may
also want to consider leasing
equipment through an internet commercial equipment leasing
19. Q. How do I get started on opening
a Paradise Donuts?
A. fill out the information request form that is provided on
the website and a representative will send you
information packet or call you and discuss the possibilities with
20. Q. Can I ever sell my Paradise Donut shop if I
A. Yes. This is your business; the license agreement is not
automatically transferred but is reissued upon
approval of the purchasers by the Paradise Donut