Dunn Bros Coffee Franchise


Dunn Bros Coffee was founded in 1987 by Ed and Dan Dunn, who opened their
first store in St. Paul, Minnesota. The second location opened in 1991
in downtown Minneapolis. Since then, Dunn Bros Coffee has expanded steadily, to
more than 70 locations, first to Texas in 2004, then to other states,
including Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri, North and South Dakota,
Tennessee, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Dunn Bros Coffee franchise is a surefire business opportunity. The support team at Dunn Bros Coffee has decades of experience and expertise in all aspects of successful coffee shop operations, construction, marketing and franchising. In fact, members of their team have been franchisees, so they know what others need to succeed. The franchise experience at Dunn Bros Coffee starts with the top-quality training and support, and Dunn Bros Coffee dedicates the resources to ensure franchisees’ receive the skills and knowledge they need to create the high standard Dunn Bros Coffee shop. After opening, Dunn Bros Coffee provide ongoing support with a franchise business manager, continual assistance with operations, and training in business management, customer service, merchandising and more.

Seeking new franchise units in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin      

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How much does it cost to open a Dunn Bros Coffee Franchise?

The investment required to open a Dunn Bros Coffee Franchise is between $406,300-$608,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $37,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Dunn Bros Coffee name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    25% of current fee

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When did the first Dunn Bros Coffee open? 1987
When did Dunn Bros Coffee start Franchising? 1994

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2011 84 0 0 0
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

On-The-Job Training: 270-420 hours
Classroom Training: 46-61 hours
Additional Training: As needed

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

30% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15

Absentee ownership will be considered, but is not preferred

Number of Employees Required to Run: 10 - 20

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Dunn Bros Coffee Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Dunn Bros Coffee

    Dunn Bros Coffee
    111 3rd Ave. South
    Minneapolis, MN


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