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Hurts Donut’s largest shop opening tomorrow

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Hurts Donut Co.’s largest shop to date is scheduled to open tomorrow on the Branson strip.

Tim Clegg, co-owner of the Springfield-based chain, said the franchise operated by Shana Dorlon spans 5,200 square feet. Attached to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre, the 1580 W. Highway 76 space formerly housed Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill. Jim D. Morris’ Morris Properties owns the property.

“Eight million people travel through on vacations and for other reasons,” Clegg said of the choice of the Branson market for the company’s 15th store. “We’re hoping that not only does this store just knock it out of the park, but people start to recognize our brand.”

Located across the street from the $10 million Fritz’s Adventure attraction, the Hurts Donut franchise in Branson employs 70, Clegg said, noting hiring efforts would ramp up when Branson’s tourist season starts next year. Dorlon could not be reached for comment by deadline.

Clegg said franchisees pay a $25,000 franchise fee per location, as well as 7 percent annual royalties. Stores also must be a minimum of 3,500 square feet, according to SBJ archives.

Hurts Donut operates two Springfield shops, as well as stores in eight other states, according to its website.

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