Dunn Bros Coffee

At a Glance

Products & Services: Coffee

Number of Locations: 83

Total Investment: $181.1K - $558.5K

Founded: 1987

Began Franchising: 1994

About Dunn Bros Coffee

Brothers Ed and Dan Dunn open their first coffee shop in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1987. Chris Eilers and Skip Fay became the first Dunn Bros franchisees in 1994, and in 1998, they purchased the rights to franchise the system themselves. Dunn Bros shops, located primarily throughout the Midwest, roast their coffee in-store, usually daily.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 79 0 0 4
2013 75 0 0 3
2012 79 0 0 3
2011 80 0 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Midwest, North Dakota, South, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $181,100 - $558,500
Franchise Fee: $24,000 - $32,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $90,000
30% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 1/2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #449 (2013), #462 (2012), #427 (2011),