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Frequently Asked Questions

 

1.      How much money will be needed to start a Paradise Donut Shop?

2.      Is finding employee's a problem for donut shops?

3.      How much money can I make in the Donut Business?

4.      Will Paradise product be more cost effective than other products I can buy?

5.      How do I know the best location to place my shop in town?

6.      How do I create a floor plan? 

7.      Does Paradise charge for the delivery of supplies?                                                  

8.      When do I take delivery of my equipment?

9.      Do I purchase all needed equipment from Paradise?

10.  Are the Paradise representatives qualified to help or train me?

11.  What and how much training does Paradise Donuts provide?

12.  What is it that makes the Paradise Donut company a better choice?

13.  What is the protected territory that Paradise offers?

14.  Does Paradise provide signage?

15.  What equipment if any will you need to place in your store not supplied by Paradise?

16.  Why is the Paradise name so important when starting my donut shop?

17.  How much do you need to spend on advertising?

18.  Does paradise offer financing?

19.  How do I get started on opening a Paradise Donut Store?

20.  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

      have enough home equity for an additional mortgage. The cost to open a store can be greatly affected

      by 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 shops?

 

A. It is the largest obstacle for almost all business owners. However, Paradise Store owners have found

     that when they spend a sufficient amount of time properly training their employees they have increased

     their longevity of employment. We have also found with proper incentives and direction, it is easier to

     create a dedicated and loyal employee. The most important thing is for the owner to set the best

      example.

 

3. Q. How much money can I make in the Donut Business?

 

A. This, of course, is one of the most common questions we hear. The most given answer is that it

     depends on your dedication to always serving quality product and giving quality service.

      Paradise stores in towns of 6,000 or more have had the best results, however in smaller towns that

      have a large community to draw from or have high traffic counts they have been equally successful.

      In 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

     for a higher premium. The price of almost all products is based upon the cost of ingredients that are

     involved in the creating of that product. Paradise as a company will not sell an inferior or lower quality

     product to try to compete with a lower price of inferior products.

 

    We realize 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 provided. Paradise

    flour is designed to provide a higher yield than most of our competitors to produce a great profit margin

    for our shop owners.

 

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

     with them 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

      and setting the layout for your building. Paradise will create a floor plan for you at no cost. The plan

      will 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 of supplies?

 

A. No, all Paradise products are delivered free of charge, however on some occasions when the order has

      been under the agreed upon amount consistently, to offset freight charges a nominal fee of 10 % has

      been added, this is the exception, not the rule. In most cases there is a 20 % savings over many of our

      competitors.

 

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8. Q. When do I take delivery of my equipment?

 

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

      your store.

 

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

      been trained to be productive in assisting you. They speak from experience to answer all of your  

      questions.

 

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11. Q. What and how much training does Paradise Donuts provide?

 

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

      with 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

      your proposed location. A Paradise Shop owner is part of a family and as family we work together for

      the greater good, not our own agendas.

 

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14. Q. Does Paradise provide signage?

 

A. No, however since Paradise Donuts is a registered and copyrighted trademark you will need to submit  

      the graphics of your signage for approval prior to ordering.

      As 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

            Paradise?

 

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

      make 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.

      When 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.

      As a 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.

 

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17 Q. How much do you need to spend on advertising?

 

 

A. Building recognition of your store and establishing yourself in the community is very important. For 

     this 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

     in sales are there because they have a well budgeted advertising plan and execute it every month.

18. Q. Does paradise offer financing?

 

A. No, But we will assist you in obtaining the numbers you will need to arrange financing. In some

     instances we will help you in locating possible loan institutions. You may also want to consider leasing

     your equipment through an internet commercial equipment leasing company.

 

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

      the information packet or call you and discuss the possibilities with you.

 

20. Q. Can I ever sell my Paradise Donut shop if I decide to?

 

A. Yes. This is your business; the license agreement is not automatically transferred but is reissued upon

      the approval of the purchasers by the Paradise Donut Corporation.

 

 

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