Doughnut chain launches new franchise

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    FOOD establishment Mister Donut has launched a new franchising package dubbed “Mister Donut on Wheels” that will expand the doughnut chain’s reach to provincial areas where it has no existing stores yet.

    Cherryl B. Carino, Franchise Management Head at Mister Donut, said for an investment of around P650, 000, entrepreneurs in Zambales, Ilocos Sur, Aurora Quezon, Cebu, Leyte, and Zamboanga may now start a “Mister Donut on Wheels” business that has been proven to be profitable even in the time of community quarantine.

    “When quarantine protocols were implemented because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mister Donut on Wheels became relevant as an independent business format because of its capacity to go where customers are and sell doughnuts, baked goods, coffee mixes, bottled water, and frozen meal items that are ready to cook or ‘just heat & serve meals’ in areas where people have limited mobility,” Carino shared.

    The P650,000 franchise cost includes the discounted franchise fee of P54,000, signage and murals, equipment, permits and other documentation, and fabrication. The franchisee will need to procure a second-hand multicab or L300 van separately.

    “Availees of the Multicab and L300 Mister Donut on Wheels franchise package can also opt to upgrade it to a fleet franchise. No additional franchise fee will be charged for these complementary types of Mister Donut on Wheels,’” Carino said. “

    For the trike type, the additional investment is around P180,000 (including the trike, showcase, and fabrication). For racal, the cost is around P250,000 (including the design and fabrication, asset and signages, and permits and licenses).

    “The outlets that operate Multicab and L300 van types of Mister Donut on Wheels recorded average gross daily sales of P8,700. This amount doubles during holidays, like the recent Valentine’s Day celebration, or special events initiated by LGUs and barangays. With cost-efficient labor and no lease-related expenses, return on investment is projected at 1.5 years or earlier,” Carino said.