At a Glance
Products & Services: Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
Number of Locations: 11,460
Total Investment: $217.3K - $1.6M
Began Franchising: 1955
About Dunkin' DonutsIn 1946, Bill Rosenberg founded Industrial Luncheon Services, a company that delivered meals and snacks to workers in the Boston area. The success of Industrial Luncheon Services convinced Rosenberg to start The Open Kettle, a doughnut shop in Quincy, Massachusetts. Two years later, The Open Kettle changed its name to Dunkin' Donuts.
Today, Dunkin' Donuts stores can be found in over 32 countries, and they serve 70 varieties of doughnuts, along with hot and cold coffee drinks, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts parent company, Dunkin' Brands Inc., also franchises Baskin-Robbins, and the two concepts are sometimes co-branded.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Franchise Fee: $40,000 - $90,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5.9%
Term of Franchise Agreement: Term of agreement not renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20% off franchise fee for first five traditional restaurants
Financial RequirementsNet Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $125,000
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