Dunn Brothers Coffee

Dunn Brothers Coffee

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Dunn Brothers Coffee

Initial Investment

LOW: $227,100
HIGH: $592,400

Change in Units

+2.4% +2 UNITS (1 Year)
+10.3% +8 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1987

Franchising Since

1994 (23 Years)

Corporate Address

111 3rd Ave. S., #130 Minneapolis, MN 55401-2552

CEO

Marshall Fay

About Dunn Brothers 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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$227,100 - $592,400

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$125,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$24,000 - $32,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 8 days

Training at headquarters: 10 days

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

Marketing Support
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 15

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Updated: October 3rd, 2016

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