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Dunn Brothers Coffee franchise financing options
Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Dunn Brothers Coffee.
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 Dunn Brothers Coffee franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $195,797 for Dunn Brothers Coffee. This costs more than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Furniture, fixtures and equipment||$190,200 to $201,393|
|Estimated total||$190,200 to $201,393|
Real estate feesReal estate will set you back $167,000 for Dunn Brothers Coffee, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
|Leasehold improvements||$144,000 to $190,000|
|Estimated total||$144,000 to $190,000|
Inventory costsInitial inventory for Dunn Brothers Coffee shakes out to $10,500. This is less than the nationwide average of $53,119.
|Opening inventory||$9,000 to $12,000|
|Estimated total||$9,000 to $12,000|
Insurance costsInitial insurance costs for Dunn Brothers Coffee run $4,750. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
|Insurance premiums||$2,800 to $6,700|
|Insurance||$2,800-$6,700 or more for annual commercial general liability and property premiums, umbrella/excess liability premiums and workers compensation/employee liability premiums which will vary under the circumstances.|
|Estimated total||$2,800 to $6,700|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for Dunn Brothers Coffee total $32,250 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Three months' additional funds||$14,500 to $50,000|
|Estimated total||$14,500 to $50,000|
How to financeSince the estimated total for Dunn Brothers Coffee is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
- Go to the Dunn Brothers Coffee franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
- Reach out to Dunn Brothers Coffee 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 $410,297 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 Dunn Brothers Coffee — 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 Dunn Brothers Coffee 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 $360,500. 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 Dunn Brothers Coffee stacks upCompare how Dunn Brothers Coffee holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|The Grout Doctor||Dunn Brothers Coffee||The Glass Guru|
|Average Franchise fees||$14,000||NA||NA|
|Average Equipment fees||$250||$195,797||NA|
|Average Real estate fees||NA||$167,000||NA|
|Average Training fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Inventory fees||NA||$10,500||NA|
|Average Marketing fees||$7,500||NA||NA|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Insurance fees||NA||$4,750||NA|
|Average Admin fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Other fees||$1,500||$32,250||NA|
Bottom lineDunn Brothers Coffee franchise costs run a total of $410,297. 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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