Shipley Do-Nuts to Open First North Carolina Locations Next Year

by Katie Lee

Houston — Shipley Do-Nuts, one of the nation’s oldest and largest do-nut brands, has signed a development deal with Charlotte, N.C.-area franchisees John and Lillian Brijeski to open the brand’s first North Carolina locations beginning in late 2024. The family plans to open three locations in the Charlotte area, starting with the first in Concord, N.C.

“After trying Shipley Do-Nuts for the first time in South Carolina, we agreed they were delicious and that we needed to bring the world’s greatest do-nuts to the residents of North Carolina,” says Lillian Brijeski, who is serving as president of the company that will build, own and operate the shops. “We also fell in love with the company and the Shipley story after our visit to Houston to explore the opportunity to open locations of our own. We love the Do-Happy motto and want to spread that theme throughout the Charlotte area.”

Founded in Texas in 1936, Shipley has more than 340 locations across 12 states.

Shipley is rapidly expanding throughout the South and Southeast and opened its first shops in Maryland and Georgia this year. The company recently opened development opportunities in the Midwest for the first time and is offering territories throughout Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio. A complete list of cities available for development is available here.

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SOURCE: Shipley Do-Nuts

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