Strange Donuts, a donut shop that prides itself on the uniqueness of its doughy confections, plans to open its third location in the St. Louis area soon and hopes to see more rapid expansion under a new franchising model.
The restaurant opened its first location in 2013 and currently has locations in Maplewood and Kirkwood. The next location, set to open this summer, will be in Creve Coeur.
Strange Donuts also will start granting more licenses to expand the brand outside of St. Louis. Strange already operates a franchised store in Mexico City, and owner Jason Bockman said he regularly fields inquiries about other franchising opportunities.
Strange opened a store in Columbia in 2015, but the location closed two years later.
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