Starting Your Own Dunkin' Donuts Shop

With a global expansion plan over the next few years, investing with Dunkin' Donuts is a sure way to earn fast cash without the heavy constraints of large capital per store. Are you interested to invest with Dunkin' Donuts? Are you looking for more information on starting a Dunkin' Donuts franchise?

Since the 1950s, Dunkin' Donuts has grown to more than 8,300 worldwide. In the US, 36 states hosted some 6,000 stores, which are owned by franchisees and the main company. What better way to start a business than to join the global Dunkin' Donuts expansion.

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Requirements for Becoming a Dunkin’ Donuts’ Franchisee

The first question that comes to mind is, how much does one need to start a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise business? All candidates must have at least $750,000 liquid assets and a net worth not less than $1.5 million. This requirement still depends on the number of stores to be purchased in the market. Candidates should also commit themselves to develop and owning at least five outlets, depending on the area of responsibility. They must also have passion for food and operations excellence, and a dedicated time and effort for the business. A clear understanding of real estate progress should also be necessary.

Qualification Needed to Own a Dunkin’ Donuts Store

To qualify as a franchisee of the company, Dunkin’ Donuts needs business people to have adequate capital to meet the aggressive expansion plan. They should also be creative and manager-type of people to effectively run, recruit, train, motivate, and retain staff. The person must also have a very good understanding of the cultural development and progress in his/her area.

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Total Investment in Starting a Dunkin’ Donut Store

The Total Investment cost of one franchise can reach from $255,700 to $1,100,000 (Initial Franchise Fee of $40,000 to $80,000 already included). The company will also deduct around 5.9 percent of the royalty fee to the franchise’s annual profit.

How much One can Make from Dunkin’ Donut Business

With more than 8,300 stores worldwide, the company has become one of the top businesses in the market in the “brewing” category. The brand name itself serves as a very good stepping ground to the franchise. With hundreds of millions in patronages, investing in a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise is surely a very rewarding business venture. Dunkin’ Donuts also offers potential clients either individual franchises or corporate investments. This can range from five stores agreement to regional management.

The company’s website also claims that franchising opportunities are so in demand that people are encouraged to “grow with the company” and invest now.

Training and Support from Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts offers staff training. Around-the-clock support is always available to all franchises under its name. Your staff will be subjected to extensive technical and operational training for the best financial result all the time. Management training can also be provided to you and your management staff should you need one. Annual conventions and regional seminars are also available. Other support available will be made through Newsletter, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Meetings, and Security/safety procedures.

Promotion and Advertising

National media and Regional advertising will be made available once the franchisee signed the contract with the company. Other supports like geographic location and site requirements will be handed down by the company depending on the qualified franchisee’s specifications. Financial incentives through banks will be able to a qualified franchise.

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  • Ken said on April 30, 2009
    Could you please let us know refurbishment/remodeling cost of dunkin donut store size(2000 sq ft)?
  • vikas Sharma said on April 16, 2010
    i have space required by u and i want to start up so plz contact me. i want to know details my contact no. is +919872240180
  • mal said on March 23, 2011
    i need to know how many workers per shop do i need
  • sravanti said on October 11, 2011
    i want to start a franchisee in hyderabad, india . so please let me the details and the contact numbers.
  • ABDULLA KHAN said on February 20, 2012
  • suraj padsumbiya said on June 19, 2012
    hello sir my name is suraj. i want start this business in my city please sir you help me. Exp: morbi, gujrat, india
  • Mr.Tubera said on September 27, 2012
    hello sir/madam I am only interested on a small cart donut shop or keosk? how can that be possible and whats the minimum investment on such issue, I already see them mushrooming around, asap a mall is also opening soon
  • Monica said on November 13, 2012
    I want to start a dunkin donuts in New York City. I want to know what are the requirements and where to go to get the license and etc. please reply.
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    dlas would like to put dunkins donuts insides her restaurant please contact me im only a small cara donut shop just like the blue cross blue shield building in chicago
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    staten island ny next to a very busy contractors wholesale big box business. Staten island will be very busy with home construction for the next three years due to Sandy.
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    i would like to franchise dunkin donuts cart. my location is pasig much the cart?
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    I want to start up Dunkin donuts Business in Sayreville Nj. Can you please clarify Exact space needed and the Exact Investment for a clear picture.please.
  • Navmeet said on September 18, 2013
    I am residing in Sydney, Australia however I originally was residing in west delhi(Vikaspuri), where I feel opening up a Dunkin Doughnuts in a Mandate simply due to the fact that there are not many options for good burgers around in the area and just opposite my house there is a new Mall under construction where I am planning to invest for a small commercial outlet. How much in INR will be the investment needed to start an outlet franchise? Regards Navmeet +919873243419 +61470268631 Skype: navmeet2007
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  • Ogunmola kehinde williams said on December 13, 2013
    How can i start the buz and how do i obtain the license to operate anywhere in the world?
  • avnishah said on January 28, 2014
    hi, we are into commodities business, i want to inquire about cost of opening dunkin doughnuts in gujarat.
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    I would like to invest in a corporate store or startup a store anywhere in Florida, Virginia, or Toronto, Canada, or a large city in the province of Ontario, Canada. My contact number is 352-286-5578
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  • FIDES said on July 2, 2014
    roughly how much is the net income of the average store per month of dunkin donuts
  • paulschreiber said on July 4, 2014
    i will have a commercial space available in the next 2 months and i am interested in renting to a dunkin donuts franchise. it is in brooklyn n.y. corner of flatbush ave. busy area. please respond on how to go about finding a dunkin donut tenant. flatbush ave. corner of farragut road in brooklyn n.y. usa
  • Avani said on July 19, 2014
    I wish to open an outlet in baroda. Can you pls send me the further details.
  • Robert c Carreiro said on December 12, 2014
    Hi i want to start my own dunkin donut franchise how much space do i need and what size lot do i need my phone# 401-617-2058 text please
  • Hemlata Patel said on January 19, 2015
    I would like to open a dunkin in LA. Please contact me through my email. Thanks
  • Pipa said on February 11, 2015
    I would like to open a Dunkin in Ahmedabad, India. Please contact me by my email. Tha ks
  • Prateek Gulati said on April 13, 2015
  • mohd amjad pasha said on June 23, 2015
    I am ready to start can I get detailed
  • Raj said on September 15, 2015
    I want start in Hyderabad. want to get detailed information about how to start and investment.
  • Vinita Shamani said on January 4, 2016
    I would like to open a Dunkin donut franchise in Ahmedbad(india's 7th largest metropolitan) Gujarat as soon as possible and also looking forward to opening more stores in future. Looking forward to hearing from someone.


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