CANTON, Mass., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced the signing of a multi-store development agreement with new franchisees Buzz and Brad Calkins for 12 new restaurants in Denver, Colorado. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2018.
Together, this father and son duo will direct their management team as they oversee the company's daily operations for each restaurant. For more than 100 years under the Bradley Petroleum banner, four generations of Calkins have owned and operated multi-unit gas and convenience operations in three states.
"We are excited to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in Denver and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Buzz Calkins. "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 across Colorado in cities including Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley and South Denver. 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 new franchisees will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the central Denver community."
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.
Today, there are more than 10,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants worldwide – more than 7,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in 36 United States, plus the District of Columbia, and more than 3,000 international restaurants in 33 countries.
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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 33 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.
SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts