HOUSTON — Texas donut brand Shipley Do-Nuts has signed a development deal to open its first North Carolina locations in late 2024.
Husband-and-wife team John and Lillian Brijeski will open three franchise locations in the Charlotte area, with the first shop in Concord. Lillian will lead construction, hiring and operations for the new Shipley shops.
“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 donuts to the residents of North Carolina,” Lillian said. “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.”
The deal continues Shipley’s growth across the South and Southeast. The brand recently opened locations in Maryland and Georgia and is also offering development opportunities in the Midwest.
“John and Lillian have experience in running a successful franchise business, a strong background in finance, a great first location and a passion for the Shipley Do-Nuts brand,” said Flynn Dekker, CEO of Shipley Do-Nuts. “Our focus is on growing our brand with high-quality franchisees, and they are the ideal partners to bring Shipley to North Carolina.”