Dunn Bros Coffee was founded in 1987 by brothers Ed and Dan Dunn. In the early 1980s, while attending college in Eugene, Oregon, Ed Dunn took particular notice of the success of small coffeehouses in the Portland and Seattle areas. He developed an interest in this coffee phenomenon and learned the business through food service and coffee retail work after college. Ed found that customers loved the "fresh roasted" aroma of the coffee being served. He realized that aroma clearly signaled quality coffee to consumers. The problem with achieving this effect is that the coffee aroma significantly dissipates a short time after roasting—in a matter of only a few days. That's when Dunn hit on what it would take to deliver that quality coffee experience to customers every time.

Contact Information for Dunn Bros Coffee

Company Website: http://www.dunnbros.com

111 3rd Ave. S., #220 NA
Minneapolis
MN 55401 USA Work: (612) 334-9746
Fax: (612) 334-9749

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Email: franchiseinfo@dunnbros.com

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Training Available:
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Support Available:
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  • Internet

Business Start Date: 1

Description: Dunn Bros Coffee was founded in 1987 by brothers Ed and Dan Dunn. In the early 1980s, while attending college in Eugene, Oregon, Ed Dunn took particular notice of the success of small coffeehouses in the Portland and Seattle areas. He developed an interest in this coffee phenomenon and learned the business through food service and coffee retail work after college. Ed found that customers loved the "fresh roasted" aroma of the coffee being served. He realized that aroma clearly signaled quality coffee to consumers. The problem with achieving this effect is that the coffee aroma significantly dissipates a short time after roasting—in a matter of only a few days. That's when Dunn hit on what it would take to deliver that quality coffee experience to customers every time.

Required net worth: $500,000

Total investment: $203,000 – $493,500

Cash liquidity: $90,000

Franchise fee: $19,500 – $32,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 10

Number of Franchises: 92

Company Owned Units: 1

Ongoing Royalty: 5%

Financing Available: Yes Third Party


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