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Doughnut Lounge

Doughnut Lounge announces partner opportunities as brand looks toward growth; investment opportunities also available

Owner Jake Randall seeks operations support as Doughnut Lounge plans to launch ancillary offerings and eventual expansion

Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Doughnut Lounge, located in the heart of Westport, is seeking partners to help guide the one-of-a-kind doughnut shop into the future as owner Jake Randall prepares plans to launch ancillary offerings like off-site catering, delivery and online ordering. He also has plans for expansion, which are currently not fully built out.

“After 15 months of operations, I can confidently identify the areas of the business that are not my strengths,” Randall said. “Know your strengths, but more importantly, know your weaknesses. I am optimistic that there are qualified individuals out there that can bring strengths in areas of operations to the table that cancel out my weaknesses. And once he or she is in place, the lines out the Doughnut Lounge doors that we see frequently, will surely continue to grow.”

The primary skills needed in a partner, as identified by Randall, are operations, including organization, protocol and processes development, staffing, inventory, quality control and guest experience.

The Doughnut Lounge has seen its share of the national spotlight as it was included in the September 2016 issue of Rachael Ray Every Day and named the “most geo-tagged restaurant” in the state of Missouri by Instagram in December 2016, a distinction that landed the doughnut shop in stories from multiple national outlets, including USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, and others. Last summer, Joe Jonas and his band, DNCE, stopped in to Doughnut Lounge and passed out free doughnuts to fans, helping to build the brand as a pop culture destination.

Investment opportunities are also available.

Those interested in partner or investment opportunities with the Doughnut Lounge should contact Randall at jake@doughnutlounge.com.

About Doughnut Lounge

Located in the heart of Westport, Doughnut Lounge is Kansas City’s shop for one-of-a-kind doughnuts. Owner and operator Jake Randall created Doughnut Lounge as a space for community, creativity and conversation over unique doughnuts, coffee and cocktails from the full bar. The doughnut shop features Classis and Signature doughnuts. Breakfast, featuring Noduts (a.k.a. Knife-And-Fork Doughnuts), is served daily from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The restaurant is open 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday, and 7 a.m. – 1:30 a.m., Thursday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.doughnutlounge.com.

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