Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans for 10 New Restaurants in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with Sack of Donuts, LLC

CANTON, Mass., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Sack of Donuts, LLC, for 10 restaurants in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013 and the remainder by 2018.

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During July 2012, Sack of Donuts, LLC, led by brothers Mike and Andy Knapick, signed its first multi-unit store development for eight new restaurants between Kalamazoo, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana. The first of these stores opened in Kalamazoo earlier this fall with the first two South Bend stores planned to open in late November and early 2013. 

"We are excited to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in Grand Rapids and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Mike Knapick, Dunkin' Donuts Franchisee. "We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the years to come."

Franchise opportunities are still available in Michigan including in Oceana, Newaygo and Montcalm counties. Additional development areas available in Michigan include Traverse City, Flint and Alpena as well as areas in Lansing and Detroit. Dunkin' Donuts' development throughout these communities and towns is part of the Company's goal to double the number of Dunkin' restaurants in the U.S. over the next 20 years.  In support of this goal, Dunkin' Donuts has tailored development approaches designed to suit the growth opportunities and consumer needs of individual markets. To drive its expansion efforts, Dunkin' Donuts has aligned its strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of individual markets. As a result, the company continues to expand with single and multi-unit opportunities with no minimum unit requirements.

"Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of Development, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "We believe these existing franchise partners will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become integral parts of their local communities."

Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin' Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides consistent, high-quality products that guests expect. In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin' Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

Since the 1950s, Dunkin' Donuts has been a daily ritual for millions of people. For more than 60 years, Dunkin' Donuts has offered delicious food, beverages, and friendly service at a great value. To best serve its guests, Dunkin' Donuts offers an all-day menu including iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup® Packs, Coolatta® frozen drinks, muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.

To learn more about Dunkin' Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for six years running. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2011, Dunkin' Donuts' restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.4 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.    

For more information, visit www.dunkinfranchising.com.

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