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Investment breakdown

Type of Expenditure

  • Initial Franchise Fee - $40,000
  • Construction
  • Equipment
  • Signage
  • Initial advertising

We require a minimum of $350,000 in total net worth and a minimum of $150,000 in liquid funds (cash, savings, mutual funds, stocks, etc.) to financially support opening a new Duck Donuts franchise.

Flexible options

Duck Donuts offers a simple, fast-growing and easy-to-run concept with a small footprint. In addition, we offer:

  • Multi-unit development options
  • Multiple store layout designs to fit a variety of scenarios
  • Non-traditional locations and food trucks
  • Catering and events for additional revenue opportunities

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Our Process

  • Step 1


    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.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 5


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

  • Step 6

    Franchise Agreement Awarded

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