Franchise FAQ


Q:  I WANNA HURTS DONUT?TM… How can I get one?

A: We’d love for you to join our big (and growing) happy donut family!  Here is a link to our application

Q: How much is the franchise fee?

A: Currently our franchise fee is $35,000(USD) (which we think is a pretty good deal).

Q: How much does it cost to open a HURTS DONUT COMPANY franchise?

A: Associated costs vary from market to market.  So far here is a pretty solid representation of what the cost range is: High-Low Document

Q: How much are royalty and advertising fees?

A: Royalties are 7% of Gross (after taxes) and advertising is 2%... but if you are 100% onboard with our marketing plan/structure the advertising fees are 0%.

Q: Do you finance opening and equipment costs?

A: HURTS DONUT COMPANY does not offer financing of any kind, we will however let you start a donut tab.

Q: Do you offer training?

A: Once selected you will attend HURTS U., a two-week training course at our training store in Springfield Missouri (Home of Hurts Donut Company). Prior to opening our training staff will travel to you in our luxurious private jet (actually a Prius) and train your staff in preparation for your store opening. You will receive ongoing training and support throughout your time as a HURTS DONUT COMPANY franchisee.

Q: What about real estate and construction? It all seems overwhelming!

A: We got you

Q: Where are your locations?


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Q: I have more questions that are not listed here… who can help me?

A: Our Franchise Development Team!  You can email them directly at  We will answer your questions as quickly as possible!


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