Duck Donuts

Franchising Info

Is Duck Donuts Right For You?

Duck Donuts prides itself on providing its customers warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts in a unique in-store experience. We are seeking experienced franchisees who share our vision and commitment of offering a welcoming, family-friendly and delicious experience as we continue our growth throughout the United States.

International Opportunities

If you are interested in joining the Duck Donuts Family, we invite you to scroll down to learn more about the benefits of franchising with Duck Donuts.
Duck Donuts
Where We're Nesting
We are seeking experienced franchisees to partner with us as we continue our growth throughout the United States. Don’t see a market listed that you are interested? We still want to talk to you!
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Huntsville, Birmingham, Mobile
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Little Rock
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Irvine, Encinitas, Huntington Beach
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Napa, Sonoma, Mammoth Lakes, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Fresno, Palm Springs, Bakersfield
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Aspen, Keystone, Vail, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins
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Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven
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Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Rohoboth Beach, Lewes
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Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Estero, Boca Raton, Kissimmee
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Clearwater, Tampa, Del Ray Beach, West Palm Beach, Saint Augustine, Daytona Beach, Miami, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Panama City, Key West, Key Largo, Islamorada, Orlando
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East Cobb, Savannah, Buckhead, Atlanta, Alpharetta
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Atlanta, Athens
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Chicago, Peoria, Champaign, Bloomington, Illinois
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South Bend, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne
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Iowa City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids
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Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita
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Louisville, Lexington
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Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans
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Bar Harbor, Portland
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Nottingham, Gaithersburg, Rockville
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Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Lowell, Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Nantucket
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Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit
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Rochester, Mankato, Minneapolis
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Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi
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Branson, Columbia, Springfield

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Omaha, Lincoln
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Las Vegas, Reno
New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, Manchester
New Jersey
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Clark, Evesham Township, Middletown, Green Brook Township, Avalon
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Newark, North Bergen, Ocean City, Wildwood, Point Pleasant, Atlantic City, Long Beach
New Mexico
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Albuquerque, Santa Fe
New York
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Mamaroneck, Hauppauge
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New York City, Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, New York, Nassau
North Carolina
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Fayetteville, Durham, Avon, Southern Pines, Nags Head, Jacksonville, Huntersville, High Point, Asheville, Wilmington, Raleigh, Kill Devil Hills, Greenville, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Corolla, Charlotte, Cary, Kitty Hawk, Duck
North Dakota
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Beavercreek, Orange Village, Mason, Dublin, Dayton, Westerville
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Cincinnati, Toledo
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Oklahoma City, Tulsa
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Salem, Portland, Eugene
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University Park, West Chester, Collegeville, State College, Pittsburgh, King of Prussia, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Allentown, Lancaster
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Pittsburgh, Bucks County
Rhode Island
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Newport, Providence
South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Columbia, Hilton Head Island
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Charleston, Greenville
South Dakota
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Sioux Falls
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Chattanooga, Knoxville
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Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Gatlinburg
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Addison, San Antonio, Houston
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Dallas, Houston, Tyler, Waco, Galveston, Wichita Falls, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Odessa, Midland, Austin, Fort Worth, College Station, Corpus Christi
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Logan, Salt Lake City
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Burlington, Killington
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Richmond, Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Roanoke, Woodbridge, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Stafford, Herndon, Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Charlottesville, Bristow, Arlington, Alexandria
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Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, Spokane
West Virginia

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Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Appleton, Wisconsin Dells, Green Bay WI
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Hear from our Franchisees

We have had tremendous success and built a great following over the past twelve years. We are very thankful and excited to now be able to offer others the opportunity to open Duck Donuts around the country. Duck Donuts is currently set to have over 225 stores in 26 states.

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Initial Franchise Fee

The initial franchise fee is $30,000 with discounts for purchasing multi-unit options. The estimated cost of opening a Duck Donuts franchise store will range between $348,350 – $568,000, depending on the location and size of the space. This includes the costs of construction, equipment, signage, initial advertising and the franchise fee.

Location Setup

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We guarantee each customer a clean, family-friendly, fun and delicious experience. We help our franchise owners deliver on this Duck Donuts promise by supporting them with all aspects of the business—from real estate to operations and training, to marketing.

Personal Requirements

We require a minimum of $150,000 in liquid funds (cash, savings, mutual funds, stocks, etc.) and a minimum of $500,000 in total net worth to financially support opening a new Duck Donuts franchise.

How We Support

Our Owners

Our corporate Duck Donuts teams support all our stores with the resources and tools you need to get up and running, and to remain successful once you’re operational. Here is our specialty teams and the services they provide.
Real Estate Team
Provides assistance in securing and negotiating all lease or sale terms for your store.
Operations/Training Team
Provides in-depth training and operations instruction.
Marketing Team
Assists with all facets of marketing your location.
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Our Process

Interested in owning a Duck Donuts store?
These are the steps to take and what you can expect:

Number 1 Pre-Qualification

Complete and submit our franchise application, which helps us to know more about you, your business background and experience, financial capabilities, and goals. A Duck Donuts business development representative will review the application and determine if you and your proposed market meet our qualifications.

Number 2 Phone Interview

Our Duck Donuts business development representative will schedule a phone interview to review your application and discuss any initial questions as we begin our partnership.

Number 3 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Review

Upon completion of a successful interview, a copy of our FDD will be provided to you for review. This contains information about our company, business model and every aspect of our business relationship with our franchise owners. THE FDD will also include a copy of the franchise agreement.

Number 4 Discovery Day

Your Duck Donuts business development representative will schedule a visit to the Duck Donuts corporate office in Mechanicsburg, PA. At this time we will review detailed information regarding the business, our support, real estate procedures, design and construction process and marketing programs and tools available. We will also review your business plan for operating a Duck Donuts Franchise.

Number 5 Approval

After completion of the previous steps, DDFC will notify you of your approval to become a Duck Donuts Franchisee.

Number 6 Franchise Agreement Signed!

Now the fun begins! Our support team will guide you through every step of the process as you open your new Duck Donuts location!