Texas-based Shipley Do-Nuts has opened its first Maryland location in Anne Arundel County at 1099 Annapolis Road in Odenton. The 1,827-square-foot shop has indoor and outdoor seating available as well as a drive-thru.
“The Odenton location has great visibility, and we think Marylanders are going to flip when they taste their first Shipley do-nut — it’s simply The World’s Greatest Do-Nut,” franchisee John Egan said in a company press release. “It’s a big responsibility to introduce a legacy brand like Shipley to a new market. Our first priority is to offer our guests an outstanding experience that will keep them coming back time and again.”
Founded in 1936 in Houston, Shipley Do-Nuts offers over 60 doughnut varieties, as well as kolaches — savory breakfast rolls filled with meat, typically sausage — hot coffee and cold brew.
The chain, which has over 330 locations, has been in rapid growth mode, signing deals in 2022 to increase its pipeline of store openings by nearly 100 and has plans to double in size over the next five years.
“Getting a toehold in the eastern seaboard has been a huge priority for the brand as we grow beyond our traditional markets in Texas and the south” Shipley Do-Nuts CEO Clifton Rutledge said in the release. “We have a great deal of confidence that John, Peter and Brian are exactly the kind of highly experienced multi-unit operators that can successfully grow Shipley into a beloved brand in Maryland.”