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International Franchising

Duck Donuts Takes Flight

Duck Donuts prides itself on providing each customer a warm, delicious and made-to-order donut, while offering 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 around the world. 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.

International Franchise


The International Franchise Program Offers: Exclusive development rights; initial development fee; unit fee at opening of locations; 10-year agreement; agreed upon development schedule; monthly royalty fee; initial and ongoing training in-country.
Benefit One

Duck Donuts is an exciting and unique franchise concept, with high quality products and exceptional service.

Benefit Two

As an international franchisee you are able to use the Duck Donuts name, processes, systems, and branding elements.

Benefit Three

International franchisees secure the right to operate in an exclusive country and may have the ability to sub-franchise within that country.



How do I begin the Franchise Application Process?

An interested candidate may express his or her interest to Duck Donuts by providing contact information through the Franchise Contact Form.

Do I need previous food or franchise experience to become a international franchisee?

Not necessarily; Duck Donuts is looking for prospective international franchisees who have management and business experience, with strong operational and financial resources.

Are Single and Master opportunities available?

Our focus is to recruit prospective international franchisees who are interested in developing Duck Donuts in their home country, as well as the opportunity to operate a region in select cities in the US.

What type of management team and training is required?

A potential international franchisee must provide a comprehensive and detailed three to five year business plan, which includes a management team that is devoted 100% to the development and operation of the Duck Donuts business. Training for the management team is accomplished through a 4 week training program conducted by Duck Donuts training personnel. The training program consists of 2 weeks in an existing market and 2 weeks in country.

How long does the entire process take to become a international franchisee?

The time needed to become an international franchisee varies depending primarily upon the market and any franchise disclosure, registration that might be required.

What does the initial development fee cover? Does it include start-up supplies and training?

The international franchise fee will vary by market and is based on a cost recovery calculation and market potential of the number of units possible in a market. These fees do not include any development or startup costs for the locations or working capital. There is no additional fee for initial training, any agreed equipment and supplies are to be purchased separately.

What is the royalty fee?

In order to use the Duck Donuts name, trademarks, national image and logo, master franchisees are required to pay a monthly royalty fee of 5% of net revenue to Duck Donuts.

Will I be assigned an exclusive territory?

Yes,Duck Donuts will award exclusive territories based on the target markets identified as well as other markets that have a strong potential for the development of the Duck Donuts business.

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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 Getting to Know You

We want to learn about you; interests, goals and capabilities.

Number 2 Understanding Duck Donuts

Overview of the franchise opportunity, the requirements and discuss the qualification process.

Number 3 Discovery Day

Visit our headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, to meet the leadership and support teams.

Number 4 Award Process

Review the business plan, discuss and agree on the market opportunity and a Term Sheet.

Domestic Franchise

Interested in starting a Duck Donuts franchise in the United States?  We have a number of areas where we are looking to expand our footprint.

U.S. Franchise Opportunities

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