My daughter is researching the possibility of opening a doughnut shop in the Livermore area, which is somewhat of a desert for this type of shop at present.
She plans on studying the subject thoroughly before getting into it.
She wants to offer a variety of items that are not the ordinary type - including gluten-free, high fiber and others that have more nutritional value - as well as unusual and exotic flavors, fillings, etc.
Also SAVORY types, not just the sweets. Fillings with meats, fish, cheeses, etc.
Possibly ice creams, depending on space available.
Also good coffees and teas, other drinks.
She plans on contracting with an experienced baker to consult with starting the business and possibly continuing to supervise part time and also hiring students from the culinary schools in the area.
This is not going to happen immediately, they will be away for a month this summer and really want to have all the points fully covered before jumping in.
If anyone has any suggestions or ideas please post or if you want to get in touch directly, PM me.