Dunkin' Donuts Expands On-campus Presence by Opening New Restaurants at 10 Universities Throughout the Country
CANTON, Mass., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the new school year begins at universities throughout the country, more college students, faculty and staff will be running on Dunkin'. Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced that new restaurants have opened or will open at 10 college campuses across the country.
The list of universities that have opened new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants this summer or plan to open new locations later this fall includes colleges throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southern United States, such as:
- Emory University – opened on June 25
- Providence College – opened on Aug. 20
- SUNY – Old Westbury – opened on Aug. 23
- Seton Hall University – opened on Aug. 30
- University of Alabama Tuscaloosa – opened on Sept. 1
- Middle Tennessee State University – anticipated opening on Sept. 15
- University of Baltimore – anticipated opening on Sept. 20
- Montclair State University – anticipated opening on Oct. 15
- Virginia Tech – anticipated opening on Oct. 15
- Liberty University – anticipated opening on Oct. 15
These institutions join other prominent colleges and universities that have brought Dunkin' Donuts to campus in recent years, including Boston University, New York University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Georgia Tech, Florida International University, Bowling Green and George Washington University.
Dunkin' Donuts offers a variety of restaurant models to suit any university, including full retail shops and kiosks that are perfect for campus centers, student unions, dining commons, and other high-traffic locations at or near the school. In addition to Dunkin' Donuts' world-famous coffee and beverages, many of the company's higher education locations serve Dunkin' Donuts' full menu of delicious food and beverages that can be enjoyed all throughout the day, including oven-toasted breakfast sandwiches, freshly-made donuts, bagels and muffins, and the DDSMART® menu of better-for-you items, including two varieties of egg white flatbread sandwiches. Dunkin' Donuts also now serves a full lineup of bakery sandwiches, in varieties such as Ham & Cheese; Turkey, Cheddar & Bacon; Chicken Salad, and Tuna Salad.
For students looking to brew America's favorite coffee in their dorm room or campus apartment, participating restaurants also offer Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup® packs for use with the Keurig® K-Cup® Brewing Systems. DD K-Cup packs are available in five permanent flavors such as Original Blend, Dunkin' Dark® Roast, French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Dunkin' Decaf®, and seasonal flavors such as Pumpkin which is available now for a limited time.
According to Grant Benson, Vice President of Franchising at Dunkin' Brands, "Universities turn to Dunkin' Donuts to provide a valuable amenity for the entire school community and an important incentive to attract students. Millions of people rely on Dunkin' Donuts' food and beverages to keep them running all throughout the day, and by adding Dunkin' Donuts, universities not only stand out by providing an affordable place where students can enjoy great-tasting food and beverages on campus, but also can distinguish themselves to current and prospective students who want to enjoy America's favorite coffee and maintain a familiar part of their daily lives as conveniently as possible."
Dunkin' Donuts' continued expansion into colleges and universities coincides with the brand's worldwide growth. With more than 7,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the U.S. today, the company has plans to more than double its current number of restaurants in the U.S. over the next 20 years. To support this growth, Dunkin' Donuts has launched new restaurants in several non-traditional locations, including universities, airports, hotels, sports stadiums, amusement parks, and more.
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.
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