Nothing speaks louder than
year ago we lived in Owasso, Oklahoma, and my husband had a dream of
owning his own business. He had some ďfriendsĒ at another local
donut franchise who suggested that he should open a donut shop and
told him that Fort Smith, Arkansas would be a good market. We were
told that they would take care of us with the ordering of equipment
and inventory for us since they were familiar with what we would
We moved to Fort
Smith and there we were left. Our equipment showed up at a much
higher price than we needed to pay (we know this now), some
inventory we did need didnít show up. Within eight weeks of opening
our store we switched to Paradise Donuts and weíve never looked
professional training we received and the constant updates and
ideas, our business continues to grow. The most amazing thing is
that we are over two hours away, but we have not been forgotten.
Anytime we have a question, need help or just need input we always
get a returned call. Now that we are able to work as a team with
Paradise Donuts, we are able to focus on what we need to do for our
shop, our customers and employees.
Every day we are
amazed at how we are treated as shop owners. We were paying
$ 100.00 freight charges for every delivery
and we didnít receive a discount if we picked up at the dock. Now we
have free deliveries and if we pick up the order at the dock we
receive a 5% discount.
If you have the
desire to own your own business, I highly recommend Paradise Donuts.
We get to own our own business, but we are not alone. One year ago,
we would have never imagined quitting our jobs, moving, changing
franchises and our life as it is now and there isnít anything we
would change. If you are in the Fort Smith area, make sure to stop
in and say hi!
Dare to Dream!!
Jimmie and Dawn Cindle
had been in the manufacturing field of business for several years,
but with foreign competition getting so tough, I decided it was time
for a change. I had
always wanted to be my own boss and with me being an early riser
thought I wanted to give the donut business a
We researched every
donut franchise out there and had come to the conclusion that
Paradise Donuts was who we wanted to do business with. Everyone within the company
was very knowledgeable and friendly, so our decision was
Having been in
the sales end of manufacturing and constantly dealing with
customers, I can honestly say I have never been involved with an
organization with such a high level of customer service. They are always available
for questions, concerns, comments, or just when you need an ear to
listen. They are truly
concerned with the growth and success of our store and go above and
beyond the call of duty.
opening the store we have had several people comment on the quality
of the Paradise product.
They have stated how much better they like it over some of
our competitors in the area.
We all agree the quality of the product is outstanding.
If you are
considering going into the donut business, I personally couldnít
imagine using anyone but Paradise.
John and Jupiter
spending 22 years in the wholesale grocery business, the 102 year
old company was put under by top management and I found myself
jobless. We decided to use the 5 years experience that my wife had
in the donut shop business and my management experience to use and
go into business for ourselves.
I met with both
major chains in the area and Paradise was not only the one that
thought I was serious, but they were so helpful in teaching me how
to prepare, market and order supplies. They even helped me with my
lunch menu which they donít even supply for. I would highly
recommend the Paradise Donuts company to anyone thinking of entering
Thank You Guys,