Shipley Do-Nuts continued its rapid expansion in the first quarter of 2023 by opening five new locations, including two new state entries in Maryland and Georgia.
The donut chain started the year with the opening of its first Maryland shop in Odenton in January, followed by its first Georgia opening in Cumming in March. The company also opened shops in Texas, including its 12th corporate-owned store in Houston.
To further grow its footprint, Shipley announced a new deal in Q1 with Meisternuts LLC to enable the company to expand its presence in Colorado. The Utah-based group has acquired two existing Shipley Do-Nuts locations in Aurora and Fountain and plans to open an additional 16 locations in the Denver and Colorado Springs markets. Overall, the company is projecting double-unit growth in 2023 over 2022.
“We have hit the ground running in Q1 and remain committed to meeting the growing demand for our delicious do-nuts across the country,” says Shipley Do-Nuts chief executive officer Clifton Rutledge. “As we continue to expand our brand into new markets, we have increased our focus on innovation and technology that has allowed us to grow our digital sales and improve the customer experience.”