On average, a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise makes about $75,000 a year in income. Start-up costs range from $40,000 to $80,000. As of 2015, there are more than 8,000 Dunkin’ Donuts located worldwide of which about 5,000 are located in the United States.
Dunkin’ Donuts began in 1946 in Quincy, Massachusetts.The company began franchising in 1955 and provides extensive training and support for its franchisees through Dunkin’ Donuts online university. Potential owners must pass a criminal background check, proof of assets check and credit check.
As of 2015, Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking to recruit franchisees in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange Counties, according to TheStreet.com. The company has plans to open more than 360 new stores toward its goal of establishing 15,000 stores.