28 January 2012
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Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts Partners with Francorp for Franchise Expansion

The dreams of becoming a nationwide brand are formulating for Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts. The southern donut venture has teamed up with Francorp, the industry leading franchise development and consulting firm, to expand in towns across the country. When asked why Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts is franchising, the answer was unanimous across the board from all owners, the customers. Wendy Picou said, “Many customers that moved away from Houma have returned to tell us that we should open a Mr. Ronnie’s here or there. When coming back to visit the Houma area, customers are told by their family members not to return without Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts!” Wendy continued to say, “We have countless stories from people throughout the country as to how much they love our donuts. We always thought about franchising, but never knew how to take the next step to make it a reality.”

Founded by Ronnie, Linda and Bud Picou, Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts opened on March 19th, 1994. Prior to opening this Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts, Ronnie Picou started in the donut business in 1976 as a franchisee of the Tastee Donut franchise system. After parting ways with Tastee Donuts, Mr. Ronnie Picou opened his own location in 1994, with the mantra “Only the Best.” Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts is a classic 50’s style diner where the production line/kitchen setup is a key feature by being openly visible for customers to watch each donut being made fresh from scratch. Wendy Picou says, “Customers love to see the donuts being made right in front of them because they know their donuts are made hot, fresh and ready to eat.”

Mr. Ronnie’s Donuts uses only superior ingredients to make their donuts. Specializing in hot/warm glaze donuts around the clock, 24/7, a customer will always receive hot/warm donuts, period. Mr. Ronnie’s Donut’s menu offers over 30 varieties of donuts and pastries to choose from along with Mr. Ronnie’s sliders and fries. Some of Mr. Ronnie’s Donuts signature items are the pecan praline éclairs, the red velvet cake donut with cream cheese icing and the Mardi Gras King cakes just to name a few.

Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts plans to focus on creating a regional circle around the original location in Houma, Louisiana. This will allow for the franchise system to grow off of a strong support base that will eventually reach into the Gulf Coast Sunbelt region to as far West as Houston, Texas. Once Mr. Ronnie’s franchise system grows, Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts has an ultimate goal of franchising in all 50 states. The Picou’s have received hundreds of inquiries in the short time Mr. Ronnie’s Donuts has been accepting information for future franchise locations.

Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts partnered with Francorp to develop their franchise program and help them build a strong foundation for their franchise expansion. Francorp’s Chairman, Don Boroian, said: “This is a fantastic concept! Our Regional Director, Rocky McMillian, discovered them and called me.” He said “You have got to fly down here and see this operation.” Boroian flew in twice and was so impressed with the product and the family that he has personally chosen to head the project himself. Rocky McMillian is currently handling the franchise sales for Mr. Ronnie’s Donuts. To get more information on a Mr. Ronnie’s Donuts franchise please call, or e-mail, Mr. McMillian at (985) 381-0164, or roc5824@yahoo.com.

Francorp is the world’s leading franchise development firm with offices worldwide and has helped over 2000 companies expand through franchising in over 36 years. Francorp provides customized franchise programs in a one-stop shop for all of the needs of a potential franchisor looking to exponentially expand their business. In addition to the business plan, compliance documents, operations manuals and marketing strategy that Francorp developed, Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts has utilized Francorp’s franchise marketing, sales and management courses designed to help both new and experienced franchisors grow their business using the latest methods and tried and true approaches.

Interested in learning more about franchising and/or how to franchise your business? Visit http://www.francorp.com to download the free e-book and take the franchise quiz today! For more immediate assistance call 800-FRANCHISE (800-372-6244) to speak directly with a franchise analyst to learn more about taking your business the next level and beyond.

Looking to buy a franchise? View information on the Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts franchise and many other Francorp Clients at http://www.francorpconnect.com.

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