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Dunkin' Donuts

What does a Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Cost?

Dunkin' Donuts has an initial investment between $109,700 and $1,637,700. Additional funds are required for real estate and vary on the number of restaurants acquired, restaurant size, and construction costs associated. Franchise fees vary based on the market chosen. Commitment to multi-unit ownership can reduce the initial franchise fee for new investors, and Dunkin's offers a 20% discount off the initial franchise fee for qualified Veterans.

Total Investment$530,000 - $1,750,000
Cash Required$250,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target MarketSee List

Invest in a Proven Brand with the Second Largest Commodity in the World.

Since the 1950's Dunkin Donuts has been serving quality food and beverages quickly and affordably. If you're an experienced entrepreneur from the food service or retail industries and are looking for a multi-unit opportunity, Dunkin' Donuts wants to hear from you. 

Open a Dunkin' Donuts in any of these available states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY


In business for more than 60 years, Dunkin' Donuts has more than 12,500 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc and offers coffee, donuts, bagels, muffins, sandwiches and many other in-demand, beverage and food options.

Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities

Dunkin' Donuts has several business models from which to choose as either a stand alone, brick and mortar restaurant or a restaurant within a shopping center or strip mall. Some non-traditional locations include:

  • Airports
  • Mass Transit Terminals
  • Stadiums
  • Hospitals
  • Grocery Stores
  • Casinos
  • Military Bases
  • Universities

Here are some business options available:

1. Dunkin' Donuts is currently seeking multi-unit franchisees to expand the brand in Las Vegas.

2. Co-Branding Opportunity
Open a Dunkin' Donuts inside your gas and convenience store

3. Two Iconic Brands Under One Roof
House both a Dunkin' Donuts and a Baskin Robins ice cream shop under one roof.

Training and Support

Dunkin' Donuts offers the best franchisee support in the industry. Experts to help you with development, construction, training, marketing and operations will be accessible.

To help you be prepared when your doors open, Dunkin' Donuts provides an extensive 6 week training course. The breakdown follows:

Week 1: Dunkin' Brands
Week 2-3: Restaurant Management Systems
Week 4-6: Manufacturing and Production

Franchisees benefit from a multi-million dollar advertising fund which compliments national marketing and local campaigns as well.

Dunkin' Donuts has innovative menu items and technology to accompany it. With the Dunkin' Mobile app, customers can send virtual gift cards, load and re-load their DD card, locate the closest stores and view menu items.


Dunkin' Donuts is one of the most powerful brands in the coffee industry and here are some recognitions which qualify them as a market leader:

  • Rated #1 Coffee and Baked Goods Category, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Rated #1 Airport Franchisor, Airport Franchisor
  • Rated #1 in Customer Loyalty, Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Index

Special Discount

Dunkin' Donuts offers qualified Veterans who purchase a Store Development Agreement for five or fewer stores a 20% discount on the Initial Franchise Fee.

Currently Dunkin' Donuts is accepting applications from people looking to open locations in the following states: AL, AL, AR, CA, CO, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, WI and WV

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