Is Dollar General A Franchise? [all You Need To Know] 

With over 140,000 employees and over 16,000 stores, Dollar General continues to offer quality products for their millions of customers.

Dollar General is a big box store, which means everything is cheap and if you’re looking for a cheap store, this is definitely the place to shop. They have the convenience of grocery stores, but at a much lower price, and with the ability to sell other items as well. You never know what you’ll find in one of these stores and the selection can even change from day to day.

Is Dollar General A Franchise In 2022? 

Dollar General is not currently operating franchised stores, but the company is receptive to the idea of having people start their own stores (or franchises) if they are willing to manage the store for a period of time.

For more information about the Dollar General Franchise opportunity please read on!

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Dollar General Franchise?

In order to open a franchise under any well-known brand name, franchisees will need to pay a franchising fee, which can range massively from $10,000 to $150,000.

This estimate is just an estimate. The cost to start a Dollar General store varies based on location, products offered and other factors.

Additional, it seems that Dollar General only opens a select handful of franchise stores to their existing work force. So unfortunately, those outside of the Dollar General company cannot apply open a franchise. This was confirmed when we spoke with their recruitment team.

How Much Can Be Made From Running A Dollar General Franchise? 

Dollar General franchise managers can make an average of around $139,514 a year. However, this salary and the location of the franchise can significantly vary, however.

Can A Dollar General Franchise Be Opened Online?

Dollar General does not have a formal affiliate program, but they do offer a decent affiliate program, allowing website owners to create an affiliate website and then earn commission on sales through this website.

Members of the Dollar General affiliate program earn a 5% commission on all products they refer to the affiliate program.

Who Owns The Dollar General Company? 

Dollar General was acquired by a group of investors. Goldman Sachs Capital partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and Citigroup Private Equity were involved.

How Do You Become A Dollar General Affiliate? 

Those people want to join the Dollar General affiliate program can fill out an online application form which inquires on content type, as well as the general audience that the website receives on average.

If an application is successful, then Dollar General will send over all that is needed to get started, such as Logos, banners, product links, and much more.

To learn more about DG, you can either read my post on the subject (above) or read my post on the subject.

I would have no idea, because I work for a pharmacy that is neither Walgreens nor Walmart.


There are more Dollar General stores in the United States because Dollar General is a private company that does not disclose its market size. It does have a market with 1,086,400 stores.

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