Dunkin' Donuts

Initial Investment

LOW: $228,621
HIGH: $1,692,314

Change in Units

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

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1955 (61 Years)

Corporate Address

130 Royall St. Canton, MA 02021


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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$228,621 - $1,692,314

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

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: 30 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

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Updated: September 2nd, 2016

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