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What You Need to Know about Dunkin? Franchises

If you’re considering a career change and thinking about investing in a Dunkin’ franchise, you’re in the right place. Owning your own business can be one of the most rewarding career choices you can make. Engaging and informing oneself before making such a life-changing decision is absolutely essential. The International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) team has outlined all the frequently asked questions about a Dunkin’ franchise so that our aspiring business owners are equipped with the necessary tools and resources to make an informed decision.

What is Dunkin’?

Dunkin’ is an American global donut and coffee company that has been delivering delicious products and providing pleasant experiences to all customers since 1950. It is renowned for its hot brewed coffee, donuts, bagels, and breakfast sandwiches. It is also the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers each and every day.

What is the cost to franchise a Dunkin’?

The cost of starting a Dunkin’ franchise will vary based on location, size, equipment, and regional circumstances. Typically, one can expect to spend anywhere from $220,000 to $1.7 million to start a Dunkin’ franchise. That includes a franchise fee of $40,000 to $90,000.

What does the franchise fee cover?

The franchise fee covers the cost of training, counseling, site selection, leasing, and any other modifications and set-up costs that are needed for your Dunkin’ stores.

Is financing available?

Yes, there are several financing options available. The Dunkin’ Franchising Financial Assistance Program offers financing to Dunkin’ franchisees from partner lenders. Qualified applicants are eligible to borrow up to 100% of the total cost associated with owning a Dunkin’ franchise store. Additionally, new franchisees have access to the Small Business Administration loan program that provides low-interest loans and other funding options.

What kind of support will I get from Dunkin’?

The company offers its franchisees ongoing support that includes an online franchise training program as well as field support staff. Additionally, they provide marketing and product development assistance, ongoing research, and recommendations.

Will I need to purchase any additional equipment?

Yes, typically the franchisee is responsible for purchasing equipment for their store such as point-of-sale systems and other necessary equipment.

Do I have to own the property I’m building or leasing?

No, you do not need to own the property for which you build or lease for your Dunkin’ store. If you own the property, you may also need to lease a portion of the land to create access to a public roadway or parking lot.

What is the term of a Dunkin’ Franchise Agreement?

The term of a Dunkin’ Franchise Agreement is 20 years. Extensions and renewals may be available.

Are there ongoing royalty and advertising fees?

Yes, there are ongoing royalty fees ranging from 4.5% to 5.9% of your gross sales. As for advertising fees, the initial and annual ad fee ranges from 0.5% to 6.0% of your gross sales.

Are there any advantages to having multiple Dunkin’ Franchises?

Yes, there are a number of advantages to owning multiple Dunkin’ Franchises. The company encourages multi-store ownership so that you can diversify and decrease your risk, expand your geographic reach, increase your customer base, and obtain more profitable locations.

Do I need to have restaurant experience to be eligible to own a Dunkin’ Franchise?

No, you don’t need to have any prior restaurant experience to be eligible to own a Dunkin’ franchise. Of course, having any kind of business experience will be to your advantage.

What kind of success can I expect with a Dunkin’ Franchise?

With the right business model, high motivation, self-discipline, customer service skills, and dedication, you can reap many rewards from franchising a Dunkin’. With the help of the full Dunkin’ team behind you, you’ll be able to ensure that your business will be an overwhelming success.





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