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Is Duck Donuts Right For You? Franchising Information

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 scroll down to learn more about the benefits of franchising with 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 in? We still want to talk to you!

Available U.S. Markets International Franchising

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 250 stores in 25 states.

Just The Facts

  • Initial Franchise Fee

    The initial franchise fee is $40,000* with discounts for purchasing multi-unit options. The estimated cost of opening a Duck Donuts franchise store will range between $351,164 – $541,448, depending on the location and size of the space. This includes the costs of construction, equipment, signage, initial advertising and the franchise fee.

    *Franchisee Fees listed are for US opportunities.

  • Location Setup

    Are you a real estate professional interested in proposing your location? Submit a location suggestion.

    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/Construction 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.

Our Process

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

  • 1
    Pre-Qualification
  • 2
    Phone Interview
  • 3
    Franchise disclosure Document
  • 4
    Discovery Day
  • 5
    Approval
  • 6
    Franchise Agreement Signed