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About Dunkin'

Everything we do is about you. From chefs who create exciting new flavors, to crew members who know exactly how you want your drink—we prioritize what you need to get you on your way. We strive to keep you at your best, and we remain loyal to you, your tastes and your time. That’s what America runs on.

Dunkin‘ is the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers each and every day. True to our name, we offer 50+ varieties of donuts, but you can also enjoy dozens of premium beverages, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods.

Founded In 1950, Bill Rosenberg opened the first Dunkin’ shop in Quincy, MA. Just five years later, a franchise legacy was born. We have more than 11,300 Dunkin’ restaurants worldwide – that’s over 8,500 restaurants in 41 states across the U.S.A. and over 3,200 international restaurants across 36 countries!

Parent Company Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Dunkin’ is a market leader in sales of hot, decaffeinated and flavored coffee, iced coffee, bagels, donuts and muffins. In addition, our customers love us. They stick with Dunkin’ at the highest rate in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry.

Dunkin’ Donuts parent company, Dunkin’ Brands Inc., also franchises Baskin-Robbins, and the two concepts are sometimes co-branded.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

David Hoffmann, CEO

Started Franchising

1955 (66 years)

Total Number of Units

13,125 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

Stock Ticker Symbol


How Much Does It Cost To Open A Dunkin’ Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Dunkin’ franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Dunkin’ franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Dunkin’ franchise is Continuing Franchise Fee Due Weekly On Thursday.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Dunkin’ Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Dunkin’ Dunkin’ has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll).

Dunkin' Company Details

Here are some additional details about Dunkin'.

Parent Company Dunkin' Brands
Initial Investment $40,000 - $90,000
Net Worth Requirement $250,000 - $500,000
Veteran Incentives 20% off franchise fee for first five traditional restaurants
Royalty Fee 5.90%
Ad Royalty 5%
Cash Requirement $125,000 - $250,000
Term of Agreement 20 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Dunkin’

Dunkin’ offers several support options to its franchisees. With 13,125 (as of 2020) units, Dunkin’ aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Dunkin’ offers 150-230 hours on the job training, 44-50 hours classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Dunkin'.

On-The-Job Training 150-230 hours
Classroom Training 44-50 hours
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Field Operations
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App
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Is Dunkin’ Right For You?

Dunkin’ has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Dunkin’ online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Dunkin’ online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Dunkin’ franchise and offer tips to running a successful Dunkin’ franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Dunkin’ Franchise?

Investing in a Food franchise such as Dunkin' can kickstart your franchise portfolio. Our goal at Why Franchise is to provide you with the resources needed to be a successful franchise owner. Fill out the form below to get more information about Dunkin' franchise and we'll be in touch soon!

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