Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts

  • Investment Level
    $500,000 - $1,000,000
  • Industry
    Food Franchises, Business Opportunities, Retail Stores: Specialty, Beverage Franchises, Women's Franchise, Baked Goods/Donuts/Pastry Franchises, Coffee Franchises, Fast Food Franchises

Dunkin’ Donuts® isn’t just the number one retailer of hot and iced coffee by the cup, we are also the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world!* With more than 11,700 locations in 43 countries, We are looking for exceptional franchise candidates with food service, retail, and/or multi-unit management experience to help keep America runnin’ on Dunkin’® every day.

Dunkin’ Donuts knows how to keep our loyal guests coming back for more. Our beverages, baked goods and snacks get customers going in the morning and keeps them running all day long. Everything we do is designed for convenience, quality and customer satisfaction. We’re constantly improving how we serve our guests with new types of coffee creations and flavors, limited time offers and other products we know our guests will love. To broaden consumer reach and recognition, Dunkin’ Donuts partners with other prominent and respected brands including JetBlue®, Smucker’s® and Keurig®.

We complement national marketing with local campaigns, and Franchisees receive the benefits of a multi-million dollar advertising fund. Our comprehensive suite of marketing materials from in-store merchandising and advertising, to public relations and a strong online presence, have been strategically built so guests can clearly identify what sets us apart from the competition. Dunkin’ Donuts has extensive Franchisee training programs that cover branding, business management and human resources.

Our Franchisees are supported by an experienced team that includes marketing, development and operations support. Also, consider taking advantage of our unique Multi-brand opportunity by combining Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins under one roof for the opportunity to drive traffic from early morning coffee to after-dinner ice cream treats!



  • Founded in 1950 and franchising since 1955
  • Nearly 100% Franchisee-owned restaurants
  • Expansive development areas available in western markets
  • Flexible real estate options
  • Financial incentives available
  • Powerful national brand marketing
  • Product innovation


  • Single and multi-unit operators
  • Minimum liquid assets of at least $250,000 and net worth of $500,000 per restaurant (varies by market)
  • Have the desire and resources to purchase a development opportunity for one or more locations
  • An understanding of the real estate development process and a drive for local store marketing is a plus


  • Franchise fee of $40,000 to $90,000 (varies by market)
  • Initial investment ranges from $109,700 to $1,637,700
  • Advertising fee of 5%
  • Royalty fee of 5.9%
  • Development incentives available in select markets
  • Additional incentives available for Military Veterans*

"As a military veteran used to having strict systems in place, transitioning into a company such as Dunkin’ Donuts that offered a strong, cross-functional support structure was essential for me to build my business," said Ray Omar.  "The tools and resources my field teams brought to me were invaluable.  Whether I needed helped with site selection, construction management, crew training or operations, I was always able to consult with a subject matter expert to ensure that I was making the best possible decision.  With their support and guidance, I was empowered.”   - Ray Omar, an Army Veteran and DD franchisee in the DC area.  


*Entrepreneur Magazine 2016 Franchise 500