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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much money can I make?

    The top 25% of our franchise locations average $848,510* in annual net sales. *Item 19 of the Franchise Disclosure Document provides additional details on average gross revenue and same store sales growth.
  • What are the qualifications to own a Duck Donuts franchise?

    A minimum of $200,000 in liquid capital (available cash) and at least $400,000 in net worth.
  • What are the general operation hours of Duck Donuts?

    The general operating hours of a Duck Donuts are from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • How much does it cost to open a Duck Donuts?

    The cost of opening a Duck Donuts ranges from $496,650 - $705,000** including tenant allowance for a single unit. **See item 7 of our current FDD or visit our investment page for additional details.
  • How many employees do I need to operate a Duck Donuts?

    An average Duck Donuts staff consists of 12-15 part-time employees total, 2-5 per shift.
  • What is the franchise fee?

    The franchise fee is $40,000  for first store, $30,000 for each additional for a single unit and multi-unit discounts are available. We also offer a Military Discount of 10% off the total franchise fee for qualified military candidates.  Visit our investment page for additional details on initial investment.
  • How long do the franchise agreements last?

    The initial term of the franchise agreement is 10 years.
  • What are the royalty fees?

    Each Duck Donuts contributes 5% in royalty fees and 2% toward national marketing based on gross sales.
  • What type of training do you provide?

    We bring year-round operational consulting to ensure promotional campaigns, new or seasonal product rollouts, and new operational procedures are effectively communicated to you and your team. Franchisee training is provided at our home office in Mechanicsburg, PA  prior to your store opening and a specialist is sent to your location to assist with launching the business.
  • Do you help me find a location?

    We have an internal real estate team, partner with CBRE, and have proprietary software to ensure we identify the best locations for you to chose from.
  • I'm ready to get started! What are the next steps?

    We can’t wait for you to become a member of the Duck Donuts Family! Here are the next steps: Submit your info and speak with our Franchise Development Team by filling out the contact us form.