This article needs to be updated.(January 2020)
|Type||Subsidiary and franchise system|
|Headquarters||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
Number of locations
|Products||Coffee, doughnuts, soft drinks, ice creams, milkshakes, thickshakes, frozen carbonated beverages, hot dogs,|
|Owner||Retail Food Group|
Donut King is an Australian coffee and doughnut company, as well as a quick service restaurant. They specialise in classic Australian-style Doughnuts and coffee. Their signatures are hot cinnamon donuts and the classics, and are also offering Quakeshakes, Thickshakes and Milkshakes, and barista-made DK Coffee Blend.
The Donut King chain was founded in 1981 in Sydney. The Donut King Brand System was established in Australia in 1989 and has been operating as a franchise system since 1991. It is currently managed, under license, by the Gold Coast-based Retail Food Group Limited. Retail Food Group also manages Gloria Jeans Coffee, Michel's Patisserie, Brumby's Bakeries,  Crust Pizza, and bb's Café, with a total of 1050 stores within Australia and New Zealand.
As of January 2020, there were over 250 Donut King stores in Australia and a number of stores internationally across New Zealand, Fiji, Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea and China, and two stores in the United Kingdom. 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.
World's Largest Doughnut
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.
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- "World's largest D'oh Nut". News.com.au. 5 December 2007. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009.