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Dunkin' Donuts
#3 Franchise 500| Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods



Franchising Since

1955 (63 Years)

Corporate Address

130 Royall St.
Canton, MA 02021


Nigel Travis

Parent Company

Dunkin' Brands

Ticker Symbol


Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$228,620 - $1,691,200

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000 - $90,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options
Veteran Incentives

20% off franchise fee for first five traditional restaurants

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops



Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media


Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

219-324 hours

Classroom Training:

68-73 hours

Dunkin' Donuts is ranked #3 in the Franchise 500!
In 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.

Initial Investment: Low - $228,620 High - $1,691,200
+3.4%+409 UNITS (1 Year) +12.3%+1357 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 16th, 2017