Houston is tasting sweeter success with Shipley Do-Nuts marking a record-setting 2023, topping 350 stores across the nation for the first time in its 87-year history, an announcement made by the company revealed.

Founded in 1936 in Houston, Shipley Do-Nuts shops offer more than 60 varieties of freshly made “do-nuts,” including its iconic plain glazed, as well as coffee, kolaches, cinnamon rolls, bear claws, fritters and more.

Fast-growing Shipley, one of the nation's oldest and largest do-nut brands with more than 340 locations across 12 states, is also offering a new incentive program to potential franchisees.

A complete list of cities available for development is available here.

According to the Austin Business Journal, the Houston-based chain signed deals for 61 new locations across Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Lubbock, Amarillo and El Paso

With more than 200 new units in the development pipeline as of the end of the second quarter, Shipley is expected to nearly double in size over the next five years.

By the end of 2023, Shipley plans to open at least 20 additional locations in current and new markets, including its first-ever outpost in  Orlando, Fla.

Exact opening dates are not yet announced, but the journal said Shipley is preparing for rollout to begin in 2025.

The expansion comes on the heels of management changes, as Shipley hired Massey and franchise recruitment director Fred Frey earlier this month, the journal reported.

For more information, visit ownashipleydonuts.com.

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