The Donut Experiment

The Donut Experiment is where every donut is your creation! We start with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut that is made right in front of the customer. They then pick from our large selection of icings and toppings and we hand dip and top their donut for them. The donut can be as simple as plain or glazed or as crazy as key lime, maple bacon or Sriracha. A Donut Experiment location is a truly unique, and delicious, experience for all ages.

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What Does The Donut Experiment Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with The Donut Experiment, you'll need to have at least $50,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $200,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $105,000 - $205,000. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$50,000
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Net Worth:$200,000
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Total Investment:$105,000 - $205,000
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Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Home Office: Florida
Year Founded:2012

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About Us:

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The Donut Experiment began life in 2012 as Anna Maria Donuts in Anna Maria, FL. The original mad scientists are the husband-and-wife team of Shawn and Cecilia Wampole. Hailing from the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, the couple was surprised to find that there was not a donut shop on Anna Maria Island when they vacationed there. What originally started out as a joke about opening a donut shop, eventually led to, after some number crunching and careful planning, the couple quitting their jobs, selling their house and moving to Florida.

Shawn and Cecilia always liked boutique-style donut shops and wanted their shop to be more of an experience. So they decided to create a shop where the donuts were made right in front of the customers, and the customers were able to decide what THEY wanted on THEIR donuts. Much to the couple’s surprise and pleasure, both the residents and visitors of Anna Maria Island embraced their concept and helped them to become one of the most popular restaurants on AMI.

Following in the wake of their local success, Shawn and Cecilia have decided to try and bring their concept to a larger audience. Hence, The Donut Experiment was born. The new name represents both the work that is done in the shop and the fact that the couple’s journey has been their own “donut experiment.” They are actively searching for likeminded people who want to become a part of the Donut Experiment team and open their own location. Shawn and Cecilia are looking forward to bringing their made-to-order donuts to a whole new group of donut experimenters.

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Why The Donut Experiment Franchise?

  • Affordable total investment - $105,000 to $205,000 including franchise fee
  • Low food costs and excellent profit margins
  • Fun, unique experience that not many people have seen
  • Family run business with great training and continued support

Ideal Franchisee:

Our ideal candidate is someone who is excited about owning a unique business. They should be hard working and driven by the desire to produce a quality product for their customers. In addition, they should be detail and service oriented with a great eye for even the smallest details. Oh yeah, they should also like having fun at work!

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Next Step!

Are you interested in owning your own Donut Experiment? Do you love making people happy and providing them with delicious treats every day? Do you think owning your own Donut Experiment would be just about the best job in the world? Then you sound like our kind of people!

If you would like more information about owning your own Donut Experiment or would like to talk to us personally about the possibility, just contact us through Franchise Gator or our website and we will be in touch ASAP!

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To get more information on The Donut Experiment, please call Shawn Wampole directly at (215) 668-8032.


The Donut Experiment is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, D.C., Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $50,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.