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Dunkin’ franchise financing options
Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Dunkin'.
Estimated initial costs
Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your Dunkinu2019 franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesDunkinu2019 franchise fees total around $65,000, which is more than the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises.
|Initial franchise fee||$40,000 to $90,000|
|Estimated total||$40,000 to $90,000|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $146,500 for Dunkinu2019. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Equipment, fixtures and signs||$25,000 to $268,000|
|Estimated total||$25,000 to $268,000|
Real estate feesReal estate will set you back $505,850 for Dunkinu2019, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
|Building costs||$19,500 to $580,000|
|Site development costs||$0 to $325,000|
|Additional development costs||$4,700 to $82,500|
|Real estate costs||Varies to|
|Estimated total||$24,200 to $987,500|
Training feesDunkinu2019 initial training costs total $18,500 — more than the nationwide average of $9,788.
|Travel and living expenses while training||$2,000 to $35,000|
|Estimated total||$2,000 to $35,000|
Inventory costsInitial inventory for Dunkinu2019 shakes out to $12,000. This is less than the nationwide average of $53,119.
|Opening inventory||$4,000 to $20,000|
|Estimated total||$4,000 to $20,000|
Marketing costsAdvertisement and marketing costs total up to $5,000 for Dunkinu2019, beating out the nationwide average of $9,938.
|Marketing startup fee||$0 to $10,000|
|Estimated total||$0 to $10,000|
Licenses and permits costsDunkinu2019 initial licenses and permits will set you back $2,750. This comes out to less than $18,770 — the overall nationwide average.
|Licenses and permits||Cost|
|Licenses, permits, fees and deposits||u00a0$500 to $5,500u00a0|
|Estimated total||$0 to $5,500|
Insurance costsInitial insurance costs for Dunkinu2019 run $10,250. This means you'll be paying more than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
|Insurance||$4,500 to $16,000|
|Estimated total||$4,500 to $16,000|
Personnel costsUniforms, name tags and the like make up personnel costs, and for Dunkinu2019 it will run you $600. The nationwide average cost of personnel fees comes in at $22,818, which means you'll be paying less to outfit your employees.
|Uniforms||$0 to $1,200|
|Estimated total||$0 to $1,200|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for Dunkinu2019 total $92,250 — more than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Miscellaneous opening costs||$9,500 to $70,000|
|Three months' additional funds||$0 to $105,000|
|Estimated total||$9,500 to $175,000|
How to financeSince the estimated total for Dunkinu2019 is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
- Go to the Dunkinu2019 franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
- Reach out to Dunkinu2019 about in-house financing for franchisees.
- If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $858,700 estimated opening costs.
- Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
- Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
- Apply for financing online or in person as required by the lender.
What types of financing is available?You have several options when it comes to financing a Dunkinu2019 — even if the cost is on the heavier side. What assets you have available will largely determine how much you need to borrow, and which option suits you best.
- Online loan. A number of online business lenders offer amounts up to $1 million, with some extending up to $5 million.
- Bank loan. Your personal credit will typically need to at least be good — 670 or higher — when it comes to getting a bank loan large enough to cover a significant portion of Dunkinu2019 opening costs.
- SBA loan. While your personal credit score doesn't need to be as good to qualify for an SBA loan, they usually cost more than standard term loans from banks or online lenders.
Compare small business lendersYou may not need financing to cover the estimated $109,200. But if you need funds for other business ventures, select the loan amount, your time in business and revenue and your personal credit score to compare a selection of lenders.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
How Dunkinu2019 stacks upCompare how Dunkinu2019 holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|Domino's||Dunkinu2019||Groupe Casino Franchise Information|
|Average Franchise fees||$5,000||$65,000||NA|
|Average Equipment fees||$123,600||$146,500||NA|
|Average Real estate fees||$134,500||$505,850||NA|
|Average Training fees||$2,000||$18,500||NA|
|Average Inventory fees||$4,625||$12,000||NA|
|Average Marketing fees||$1,500||$5,000||NA|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||NA||$2,750||NA|
|Average Insurance fees||$24,500||$10,250||NA|
|Average Admin fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||$600||NA|
|Average Other fees||$46,250||$92,250||NA|
Bottom lineDunkinu2019 franchise costs run a total of $858,700. Before you decide to become a franchisee, compare the total costs against industry averages. And to learn more about financing read our guide to franchise financing.
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