Dunn Brothers Coffee
Specialty coffee, tea, baked goods, sandwiches, soups, salads

About
Founded

1987

Franchising Since

1994 (25 Years)

Corporate Address

111 3rd Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

CEO

Kim Plahn

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$385,200 - $609,600

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$37,500 - $37,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

Dunn Brothers Coffee has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

10% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

215-275 hours

Classroom Training:

64 hours

Additional Training:

As needed

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

10 - 20

Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $385,200 High - $609,600
Units
-3.7%-3 UNITS (1 Year) -6.0%-5 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 13th, 2019