Franchising FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How did you get your name?
Fractured Prune® Doughnuts are named after the spunky Prunella Shriek, known as “Fractured Prunella” for the broken bones she suffered from competing in traditionally men’s sports even into her 70s. Fractured Prune® Doughnuts celebrates her legacy with a doughnut as individual as the person ordering it, offering always hot doughnuts, all ways.
How much does it cost to start a Fractured Prune® franchise?
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Fractured Prune® store ranges from $82,800 to $179,750. Actual investment will vary depending on whether you are opening an express type store 600 to 800 square feet or a cafe type store 800 to 1,200 square feet.This includes amounts that you would pay to third parties (e.g., landlords, contractors, suppliers). It also includes $30,000 that must be paid to us as an initial franchise fee.
What is included in our Franchise Fee?
a) Complete license of trade name and logo.
b) Assistance in finding a location.
c) Store design and layout.
d) Assistance in acquiring equipment, supplies and inventory.
e) Training
f) Operational support via telephone and e-mail.
How long will the process take once we sign a franchise contract?

The typical length of time between the signing of a franchise agreement and the opening of a business is 4 to 6 months.
How much are the on going royalties?
Royalties are equal to 5% of sales.
Is there an advertising fee?
Yes, it is 3% of the gross monthly sales.
Does the Fractured Prune® offer Area Development opportunities?
Yes, Fractured Prune® is actively seeking franchisees interested in opening multiple stores over time.
Do I need restaurant or business experience to own a Fractured Prune® franchise?
Experience is beneficial but not critical. What is more important is a passion for our product and for customer service.
What do I do next if I’m interested in becoming a “Pruner”?
Please take a few minutes to completely fill out the information sheet. If we feel you meet our criteria we will call you to discuss the opportunity and determine if you are “Prune Worthy”. Then we will schedule a meeting at a location convenient to all.
Financial Requirements
Fractured Prune® franchisees are required to have a net worth of $500,000.00 and cash and/or liquid assets of $100,000.00.
This web site is not a franchise offering. A franchise offering can be made by us only in a state if we are first registered, excluded, exempted or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise offering circular. Follow-up or individualized responses to you that involve either effecting or attempting to effect the sale of a franchise will be made only if we are first in compliance with state registration requirements, or are covered by an applicable state exclusion or exemption.

We will furnish you with our franchise disclosure document in paper or on a disc. The document on the disc is in pdf format. You will need to have Adobe Reader software installed on your computer to view the document and a printer to create a paper copy of the document. If you qualify as a franchise prospect and visit our office, we will provide the document to you personally. If you qualify as a franchise prospect and request a copy of the document, we will mail it to you at our cost.