Dollar Discount Stores Franchise

Retail store selling paper products, snacks, toys, school supplies, household supplies and other products for $1

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Paul Cohen opened the first Dollar Discount Store in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in 1982. With the help of his family, who had about 40 years of retail experience, he expanded the company into a chain, then began franchising in 1987. Each Dollar Discount Store offers a variety of products, including toys, paper goods, snacks and school supplies, for $1. Stores can also sell more expensive items ranging in price from $1 to $15.

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How much does it cost to open a Dollar Discount Stores Franchise?

The investment required to open a Dollar Discount Stores Franchise is between $99,000-$195,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $18,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Dollar Discount Stores name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    33% of current franchise fee

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When did the first Dollar Discount Stores open? 1982
When did Dollar Discount Stores start Franchising? 1987

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 149 0 0 0
2003 160 0 0 0
2002 154 0 0 0
2001 138 0 0 0
2000 112 0 0 0

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Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

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10% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4 - 7

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (99% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Dollar Discount Stores 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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Dollar Discount Stores

Dollar Discount Stores

Dollar Discount Stores
1362 Naamans Creek Rd.
Boothwyn, PA


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