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. If you are interested in joining the Duck Donuts Family, we invite you to explore our site to learn more about the benefits of franchising with Duck Donuts.

Duck Donuts Franchising

Just the Facts

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 Apply

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.

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Number 2 Phone Interviews

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.

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Number 3 In-Person Interview

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.

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Number 4 Real Estate

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.

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Number 5 Training

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.

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Number 6 Marketing

The Marketing Team will provide marketing and public relations support and guidance.

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Number 7 Grand Opening

Your Duck Donuts will Open for Business!

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