Why Duck Donuts?
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 $300,000 and $450,000, depending on the location and size of the space. This includes the costs of construction, equipment, signage, initial advertising and the franchise fee.
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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.
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
Interested in owning a Duck Donuts store?
These are the steps to take and what you can expect:
Complete and submit the online application.
Your application will be reviewed to determine if you and your proposed market meet our qualifications, and then a phone interview will be scheduled.
Upon satisfactory completion of the phone interview, we will provide you with a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and schedule a second phone interview.
Upon satisfactory completion of the second phone interview, an in-person interview will be scheduled at our corporate office in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Prior to the in-person interview, we will complete background and credit/financial checks.
Upon satisfactory completion of the in-person interview, the application will be finalized.
The Duck Donuts Real Estate Team will help you secure and negotiate lease terms.
Conceptual drawings for the store will be completed and construction will begin.
Classroom and in-store training will begin at our corporate office and the Duck Donuts store located in Mechanicsburg, PA.
We will assist with pre-opening training for your team.
The Marketing Team will provide marketing and public relations support and guidance.
Your Duck Donuts will Open for Business!