CANTON, Mass., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, is recruiting franchisees in Phoenix to develop locations with both of its brands. Currently, there are 54 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and 25 Baskin-Robbins shops located throughout the state of Arizona, with the majority in the greater Phoenix area. Interested candidates can contact Maria Hargett at Maria.Hargett@DunkinBrands.com for additional information on the company's growth plans for the market.
Additionally, franchising executives from Baskin-Robbins will be at the Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo on May 3rd and 4th at the Phoenix Convention Center. This is a fantastic chance for anyone who has thought about owning his or her own ice cream shop to learn about the great business opportunity Baskin-Robbins can offer.
"At both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, we offer our guests high-quality food and beverages served in welcoming environments, quickly, and at affordable prices," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "As Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins continue to develop across the west, we're looking for entrepreneurs in Phoenix with strong financial backgrounds and a passion for their local communities to own their very own restaurants."
As one of the fastest growing quick service (QSR) brands based on unit growth, Dunkin' Donuts continues to strategically expand in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 15,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United States alone. To help fuel growth in Phoenix, special development incentives are available, which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $10,000 in local store marketing for stores that open on time*.
As part of Baskin-Robbins' growth plans, new franchisees who sign a development agreement in 2014 and timely open their shops can take advantage of significant offers, including 50% off of the 20-year initial franchise fee -- a $12,500 value – and reduced royalties for the first five years, including the first year at 0% -- a substantial savings from the standard royalty rate of 5.9%.** Furthermore, if the new franchisee signs a multi-unit agreement in 2014, he or she can receive the same incentives for each additional unit that timely opens. Baskin-Robbins has also introduced special incentives to help make business ownership a reality for U.S. military servicemen and women, including waiving the 20-year initial franchisee fee and offering a zero percent royalty rate for the first two years and reduced royalty rate years three through five for honorably discharged military veterans.
For information about Dunkin' Brands franchising opportunities, please visit www.dunkinbrands.com.
About Dunkin' Brands
With more than 18,000 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of fiscal 2013, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included nearly 11,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and 7,300 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.
* For complete terms and conditions, please see the Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document
** For complete terms and conditions, please see the Baskin-Robbins Franchise Disclosure Document.
SOURCE Dunkin' Brands