DonutNV was originally founded as Cinnamini Donuts on one simple premise: Corporate America isn’t for everyone. Founders Alex and Amanda Gingold knew that there was more to life than the routine daily grind of just going to work and coming home, day in and day out. Dozens of couch conversations later, a new brand started taking shape.
Shortly after, the first location opened in May 2014 as Cinnamini Donuts at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets. The response was incredible! On opening weekend, customers were lined up to watch the donuts being made, and to taste what they had just watched. After running out of supplies on the first day, it was clear that the concept was a runaway success.
Customer feedback over the next several months demanded that the concept be taken mobile – the requests for our donuts at birthday parties and weddings poured in. Months of design and fine tuning led to the first mobile unit being launched in July 2015. There was an immediate following – everyone loved the bright and flashy donut truck!
Demand grew stronger, and additional mobile units were added to serve a greater number of donut lovers. Market research from New York through Florida determined the brand needed a wider customer appeal than just cinnamon sugar. In 2018, Cinnamini Donuts transformed into DonutNV, offering the tastiest sugar flavors, paired with an expanded menu of fresh squeezed lemonade flavors.
One of the biggest questions that we have always heard since we first opened was “how do I own one of these?!” In late 2018, DonutNV Franchising was born. Ron Reaman joined the DonutNV Franchise family in 2019 as our first franchisee, opening DonutNV Allentown.
In 2022, DonutNV headquarters was relocated to Orlando, Florida. DonutNV University serves as our ultra-modern training and support facility exclusively for our franchisees! DonutNV continues to grow rapidly nationwide, with new locations slated to open in over a dozen new states in 2023. Be sure to follow our social media channels for the latest news and updates on new locations opening soon!
We’ll build out your custom mobile unit and train you to become the best in the biz, serving hot mini donuts, fresh lemonade & smiles!
Alex is a self-described serial entrepreneur and foodie, with a passion for building new concepts and ideas.
A graduate of Penn State University, Alex worked in the insurance industry prior to co-founding DonutNV.
In his role as CEO, Alex oversees company operations, organizational structure and development strategy.
Amanda is a visionary and creator, both in and out of the kitchen.
Prior to co-founding DonutNV, Amanda worked in luxury retail management for over 11 years for top brands including Omega, David Yurman and Nordstrom.
In her role as COO, Amanda develops internal systems to create more efficient processes. She works closely with our franchisees to provide ongoing support and helps to encourage consistent growth.