Shipley Do-Nuts announced last week the signing of a 25-unit agreement with franchisee HPL Capital LLC for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Well known for its fresh, made-in-store glazed donuts, the franchisee will build Shipley locations in Coppell, Denton, Garland, Irving, Las Colinas, Lewisville, McKinney, Prosper, Roanoke, Rockwall and Rowlett.
“We bring decades of Dallas-Fort Worth experience and a community-oriented business strategy to the Shipley system and look forward to being an integral part of the brand’s growth,” said Michael Poates, CEO of HPL Capital.
“We collectively believe in the Shipley franchise model and its beloved reputation.”
As well as selecting the site and overseeing construction, Poates will also oversee the franchisee managers and operations team. Poates has previously held leadership positions with Dairy Queen, Whataburger, Papa John’s and Mr. Gatti’s Pizza.
“With this multiunit signing, the Dallas-Fort Worth market is officially sold out, which is a tremendous milestone for the brand,” said Clifton Rutledge, CEO of Shipley Do-Nuts.
“As we look forward to growing our footprint throughout 2022, we hope to add experienced multi-unit operators in new and existing markets, just like we did with HPL Capital in Dallas-Fort Worth.”
The brand has plans to construct a further 300 units across Texas and the Southeast. It’s also seeking to expand in Colorado, Georgia and Oklahoma.
Shipley Do-Nuts was founded in Houston in 1936, and has grown to over 300 locations in nine states.