Donut King

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Donut King
Subsidiary and franchise system
IndustryRestaurant
Founded1981; 37 years ago (1981)
HeadquartersGold Coast, Queensland
Number of locations
360 +
ProductsCoffee, doughnuts, soft drinks, ice creams, milkshakes, frozen carbonated beverages, hot dogs
OwnerRetail Food Group
Websitewww.donutking.com.au

Donut King is an Australian Doughnut franchise.

History[edit]

Donut King store in a shopping centre in Doncaster East, Victoria

The Donut King chain was founded in 1981 in Sydney,[1] and is currently managed, under licence, by the Gold Coast-based Retail Food Group Limited. Retail Food Group also manages Michel's Patisserie, Brumby's Bakeries, and bb's Cafe, with a total of 1050 stores within Australia and New Zealand.

The old logo, used up until late 2013.

As of April 2012, there were over 350 Donut King stores in Australia[2] in almost every major shopping centre. In July 2008, Donut King entered into a master licence agreement with Shanghai-based Mak Brands, marking the Australian brand's first foray into the China market. There are now 14 stores in China.[3]

World's Largest Doughnut[edit]

On 5 December 2007, Donut King oversaw construction of the World's Largest Doughnut, in order to celebrate The Simpsons Movie's DVD release. It was created from over 90,000 doughnuts, using half a tonne of pink icing and 30 kg of sprinkles from Donut King. Taking 40 people over nine hours to build, the giant doughnut measured six metres and weighed 3.5 tonnes.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAQ - frequently asked questions - About Donut King". Retail Food Group (Australia) Limited. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  2. ^ "History of Retail Food Group (Australia)". Retail Food Group (Australia) Limited. Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Donut King Heads to China". Australian Food News. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
  4. ^ "World's largest D'oh Nut". News.com.au. 5 December 2007. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009.

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