Texas-based Shipley Do-Nuts, which franchises over 330 restaurants to a group of operators across 11 states, has announced the donut chain’s first Maryland location in Odenton.
The 1,827-square-foot shop in Odenton has indoor and outdoor seating available (weather permitting), plus a convenient drive-thru.
“The Odenton location has great visibility, and we think Marylanders are going to flip when they taste their first Shipley do-nut – it’s simply The World’s Greatest Do-Nut,” says franchisee John Egan. “It’s a big responsibility to introduce a legacy brand like Shipley to a new market. Our first priority is to offer our guests an outstanding experience that will keep them coming back time and again.”
Egan, Brian Lemek Jr. and Peter Lemek signed a development deal in mid-2022 to bring the brand to Maryland. Shipley Do-Nuts has rapidly grown, signing deals in 2022 to increase its pipeline of new store openings by nearly 100. The brand has plans to double in size over the next five years.
“Getting a toehold in the Eastern Seaboard has been a huge priority for the brand as we grow beyond our traditional markets in Texas and the South,” says Shipley Do-Nuts chief executive officer Clifton Rutledge. “We have a great deal of confidence that John, Peter and Brian are exactly the kind of highly experienced multi-unit operators that can successfully grow Shipley into a beloved brand in Maryland.”