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Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Fast Casual Restaurant

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

1954

Fees

Marketing Fee

5%

Royalty Fee

5.9%

Franchise Fee

$40,000-$90,000

Investment Range

$438K-$1.79M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

8010

U.S. Franchised Units

8010

U.S. Corporate Units

N/A

Headquarters (City)

Atlanta

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

1955

Issuance of FDD Data

03/25/2022

Key Indicators

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Franchise Payback Period (Years)

Owner Salary / Compensation

Average Unit Volume (AUV)

Franchise Cost

$438K-$1.79M

Franchise Fee

$40,000-$90,000

What to know about Dunkin' franchise?

The Franchisor is Dunkin' Donuts Franchising LLC ("Dunkin'", "we", "Dunkin' Donuts" or "DD"). They develop, operate, and franchise retail restaurants utilizing the Dunkin' system. Franchised restaurants sell Dunkin' coffee, espresso, donuts, bagels, muffins, compatible bakery products, sandwiches, as well as other food items and beverages compatible with their concept. They were founded in 1950 and its franchise system has grown to include more than 12,600 restaurants worldwide, starting to offer franchises in 1955. The majority of their franchisees are single-unit franchise owners. Approximately 61% of Dunkin' franchisees own one restaurant and 39% own more than one restaurant. There are several benefits to owning a franchise with Dunkin' Donuts, such as: -A proven business model -Strong brand recognition -Dedicated franchise support -Ongoing training and development programs -Comprehensive marketing programs Their goal is to provide you with the resources and support you need to grow your business and succeed as a franchisee. They have developed comprehensive training programs designed for franchisees who operate multiple Dunkin,' Baskin-Robbins, or both brands of restaurants. Approximately 2,000 of their franchisees operate in international locations. Dunkin' is based in Atlanta, GA. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Dunkin' franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Dunkin' franchise? Before starting a Dunkin' franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business. The minimum investment amount required to open a Dunkin' franchise is $437,500 and can go all the way up to $1,787,700. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Dunkin' business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Dunkin' franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Dunkin' business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income. After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Dunkin' franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 7161 484 115 7563
2017 7563 385 109 7839
2018 7839 388 136 8091
2019 8091 331 144 8282
2020 8282 232 727 7790
2021 7790 262 117 8010

Additional Details

How much does a Dunkin' franchise owner make?

Dunkin' franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another. The Dunkin' franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors. Dunkin' discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Dunkin' franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not. At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Dunkin' franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Dunkin'. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Dunkin' owners were making. Visit the Dunkin' metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Dunkin' franchise fee?

Owning a Dunkin' franchise requires 5.9% royalty fee and 5% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Dunkin' Franchise Disclosure Document Keep in mind, there is also an initial Dunkin' franchise fee of $40,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $437,500 to $1,787,700. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Dunkin' franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Dunkin' franchise fee of $40,000. Visit the Dunkin' metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Dunkin' founded?

Dunkin' started offering franchises in 1955. Dunkin' was founded 68 years ago in 1954. At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Dunkin' locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2022, there were 8010 locations across the U.S. There are also 0 corporate locations. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Dunkin' have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Dunkin' franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Dunkin' has opened 825 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Dunkin' metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Dunkin' franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Dunkin' has closed 988 outlets throughout the U.S Visit the Dunkin' metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

Is Dunkin' growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Dunkin' over the past 3 years is -1%. Over the last year we have data for, Dunkin' had a net unit growth rate of 3%. Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Dunkin' growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Dunkin'. More info in the Dunkin' metrics tab.

Is Dunkin' franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Dunkin' is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here. Dunkin' franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S0529 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Dunkin' that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Dunkin' a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Dunkin' meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Dunkin' provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Dunkin'.

What is the Dunkin' Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Dunkin' systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Dunkin'franchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor. Dunkin' franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 9%. Over the last year we have data for, Dunkin' had a franchise for sale rate of 4%. Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Dunkin' franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Dunkin'. More info in the Dunkin' metrics tab.

What is the Dunkin' Franchise Failure Rate?

Dunkin' franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise! Dunkin' failure rate over the past 3 years is 12%. Over the last year we have data for, Dunkin' had a franchise failure rate of 1%. Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Dunkin' franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Dunkin'. More info in the Dunkin' metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Dunkin' franchise?

Visit the Dunkin' metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Dunkin'

$1,112,600

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Dunkin'

5.9%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Dunkin'

$65,000

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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Fast Casual Restaurant

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

1954

Fees

Marketing Fee

5%

Royalty Fee

5.9%

Franchise Fee

$40,000-$90,000

Investment Range

$438K-$1.79M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

8010

U.S. Franchised Units

8010

U.S. Corporate Units

N/A

Headquarters (City)

Atlanta

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

1955

Issuance of FDD Data

03/25/2022
Detailed Franchise metrics for Dunkin' Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Dunkin' below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Dunkin'

-6%

-1%

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Dunkin'

3%

9%

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Dunkin'

2%

12%

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Business details

Website

Business email

d****************@dunkinbrands.com

Mailing address

130 Royall Street

State headquarters

Massachusetts

Contact Name

Dunkin'

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Canton

Zip code

02021
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