Mr. Ronnieâ€™s Famous Hot Donuts has been a Houma institution since 1976, and it may become a neighborhood favorite in Cut Off, Morgan City and Houston.
Those are some of the areas that the family-owned business and the franchising company Francorp International plan to target next year when they franchise the Mr. Ronnieâ€™s brand.
Rocky McMillian, a regional director for Francorp, first approached the Picou family in March about franchising the donut shop.
â€œMr. Ronnieâ€™s could get as big as they want to be. The great thing is donuts and pastries arenâ€™t a regional item, and I believe theyâ€™ve got the best product out there,â€ McMillian said. â€œIn the gloom-and-doom days we are living in, itâ€™s nice to see someone throw their hat in the ring and experience growth.â€