Dunkin' Donuts
#8

Initial Investment

LOW: $217,300
HIGH: $1,637,700

Change in Units

+5.0% +575 UNITS (1 Year)
+6.4% +745 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1950

Franchising Since

1955 (61 Years)

Corporate Address

130 Royall St. Canton, MA 02021

CEO

Nigel Travis

Parent Company

Dunkin' Brands

Ticker Symbol

About Dunkin' Donuts

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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$217,300 - $1,637,700

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$125,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000 - $90,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5.9%

Ad Royalty Fee

2-6%

Financing Options

Veteran Incentives


20% off franchise fee for first five traditional restaurants

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 2

Lowest Rank: 36

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: Varies

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
National Media

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Updated: May 18th, 2016

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