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Doughnut maker that rivals Krispy Kreme looks to possibly open 7 Lexington locations

If you thought Lexington had a lot of coffee and doughnut places before, well hold onto your hat. Because a new one is riding into town.

Texas-based Shipley Do-Nuts is one of the oldest and largest doughnut brands in the nation, with more than 341 locations. (For comparison, Krispy Kreme has 375 store locations.)

Founded in Houston in 1936, Shipley serves “do-nuts,” kolaches and coffee, either hot or iced. The company wants to expand into Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri and Kansas. They are offering incentives to potential franchisees and hope to open stores in the next year to 18 months.

Shipley is largely unknown in the Bluegrass. Mike Stout, director of franchise development, hopes to change that.

“We’re excited about our growth in the area for the future. It’s important to find folks local to the market to work with,” Stout said. He said he used to live in Louisville and “knowing Lexington, I feel like we would do well there.”

How many Shipley stores could be coming to Lexington?

Texas-based Shipley Do-Nuts is looking for franchisees to open new locations in Lexington and several other Central Kentucky cities.

Texas-based Shipley Do-Nuts is looking for franchisees to open new locations in Lexington and several other Central Kentucky cities.

Stout said he thinks the Lexington market could support six or seven Shipley stores eventually.

They will be joining a booming coffee and pastries market. Central Kentucky already has Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme, plus 7 Brew, The Human Bean, Panera, Starbucks and Common Grounds, among other popular local options. Dutch Bros is opening soon, Scooters is already in Winchester and Wawa is trying to get a toehold in Lexington.

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