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Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Snacks

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

2012

Fees

Marketing Fee

NA

Royalty Fee

NA

Franchise Fee

$5,000-$5,000

Investment Range

$65K-$235K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

71

U.S. Franchised Units

71

U.S. Corporate Units

N/A

Headquarters (City)

Garland

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

No

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

2012

Issuance of FDD Data

01/01/2020

Key Indicators

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Franchise Payback Period (Years)

Owner Salary / Compensation

Average Unit Volume (AUV)

Franchise Cost

$65K-$235K

Franchise Fee

$5,000-$5,000

What to know about Southern Maid Donuts franchise?

Southern Maid Donuts is a donut chain based in the Southern United States. They have multiple locations across the country. They offer a wide variety of donuts, including their signature item, the Original Glazed Donut. Other popular menu items include the Chocolate Iced Donut, the Strawberry Frosted Donut, and the Blueberry Cake Donut. In addition to donuts, Southern Maid Donuts also offers a selection of breakfast sandwiches and lunch items such as burgers and salads. Their staff is friendly, and they are committed to providing the best food quality and service to all customers at every location. Southern Maid Donuts provides their franchisees with everything they need to get started, including the necessary equipment, supplies, signage, marketing materials, and training.

Southern Maid Donuts is based in Garland, TX. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Southern Maid Donuts franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Southern Maid Donuts franchise? Before starting a Southern Maid Donuts franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Southern Maid Donuts franchise is $64,500 and can go all the way up to $234,500. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Southern Maid Donuts business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Southern Maid Donuts franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Southern Maid Donuts business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Southern Maid Donuts franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 68 2 2 68
2017 68 8 5 71
2018 71 3 2 72
2019 72 5 6 71

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How much does a Southern Maid Donuts franchise owner make?

Southern Maid Donuts franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Southern Maid Donuts franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Southern Maid Donuts unfortunately does not disclose financials on how much Southern Maid Donuts franchise owners make. This means they do not disclose sales or earnings for franchisees operating in the U.S.

Every franchisor is required by law to disclose income statements and balance sheets for how the franchisor is performing but not for the franchisee level. Unfortunately, Southern Maid Donuts does not make it easy to understand franchisee financial performance. This can be seen as a red flag and it is important to be that much more diligent in your conversations with Southern Maid Donuts franchisees. Do note that Southern Maid Donuts is not alone as about 40% of franchises do not disclose franchisee financial performance.

At Vetted Biz, we suggest you to speak with 5 to 10 Southern Maid Donuts franchisees to understand how much money they are making from their Southern Maid Donuts business.

You should also speak to former Southern Maid Donuts franchisees to understand why they left the system. Did they sell their Southern Maid Donuts at a profit? Were they forced to close their Southern Maid Donuts franchise down because it kept losing money?

What is the Southern Maid Donuts franchise fee?

Owning a Southern Maid Donuts franchise requires a variable royalty fee and a variable marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Southern Maid Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Southern Maid Donuts franchise fee of $5,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $64,500 to $234,500. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Southern Maid Donuts franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Southern Maid Donuts franchise fee of $5,000.

Visit the Southern Maid Donuts metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Southern Maid Donuts founded?

Southern Maid Donuts started offering franchises in 2012. Southern Maid Donuts was founded 10 years ago in 2012.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Southern Maid Donuts locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2020, there were 71 locations across the U.S. There are also 0 corporate locations. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Southern Maid Donuts have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Southern Maid Donuts franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Southern Maid Donuts has opened 16 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Southern Maid Donuts metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Southern Maid Donuts franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Southern Maid Donuts has closed 13 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Southern Maid Donuts metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

Is Southern Maid Donuts growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Southern Maid Donuts over the past 3 years is 4%. Over the last year we have data for, Southern Maid Donuts had a net unit growth rate of -1%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Southern Maid Donuts growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Southern Maid Donuts. More info in the Southern Maid Donuts metrics tab.

Is Southern Maid Donuts franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Southern Maid Donuts is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Southern Maid Donuts franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S4629 on 10/22/2019. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Southern Maid Donuts that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Southern Maid Donuts a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Southern Maid Donuts meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Southern Maid Donuts provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Southern Maid Donuts.

What is the Southern Maid Donuts Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Southern Maid Donuts systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Southern Maid Donutsfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Southern Maid Donuts franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 0%. Over the last year we have data for, Southern Maid Donuts had a franchise for sale rate of 0%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Southern Maid Donuts franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Southern Maid Donuts. More info in the Southern Maid Donuts metrics tab.

What is the Southern Maid Donuts Franchise Failure Rate?

Southern Maid Donuts franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Southern Maid Donuts failure rate over the past 3 years is 18%. Over the last year we have data for, Southern Maid Donuts had a franchise failure rate of 8%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Southern Maid Donuts franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Southern Maid Donuts. More info in the Southern Maid Donuts metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Southern Maid Donuts franchise?

Visit the Southern Maid Donuts metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Southern Maid Donuts

$149,500

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Southern Maid Donuts

NA

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Southern Maid Donuts

$5,000

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

Historical financial performance representations

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Franchisor company financial information and financial performance representations, if disclosed by the franchisor.

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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Snacks

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

2012

Fees

Marketing Fee

NA

Royalty Fee

NA

Franchise Fee

$5,000-$5,000

Investment Range

$65K-$235K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

71

U.S. Franchised Units

71

U.S. Corporate Units

N/A

Headquarters (City)

Garland

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

No

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

2012

Issuance of FDD Data

01/01/2020

Detailed Franchise metrics for Southern Maid Donuts

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Southern Maid Donuts below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Southern Maid Donuts

0%

4%

Industry median

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Southern Maid Donuts

NA

0%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Southern Maid Donuts

NA

18%

Industry median

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Business details

Website

www.southemmaiddonuts.com

Business email

i**********@southernmaiddonuts.com

Mailing address

3615 CAVALIER DRIVE

State headquarters

Texas

Contact Name

Southern Maid Donuts

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Garland

Zip code

75042-7504
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