CANTON, Mass., April 23, 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 three franchise groups to develop 25 new restaurants in Texas over the next several years.
Locations targeted for development include the following:
521 Interests LTD plan to develop 16 restaurants in Houston. Led by David Greenberg and Stephen David, the first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2018.
Rick Molina and Guy Ellison plan to develop five restaurants in San Antonio. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2012, and the reminder by 2016.
Kishore Samtani plans to develop four restaurants in San Antonio. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2016.
Dunkin' Donuts' development throughout Texas is part of the company's goal to double the number of Dunkin' restaurants in the U.S. over the next 20 years. Dunkin' Donuts recently announced a limited partnership agreement with the Jerry Jones Family and Troy Aikman. Under the agreement, the group plans to open at least 50 new Dunkin' Donut restaurants throughout the Dallas/Forth Worth region over the next five years.
Although each of these markets are nearly sold out, opportunities throughout Texas remain available and new markets may be added soon. 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 San Antonio and Houston communities."
By joining Dunkin' Donuts, franchisees become part of a nationally established brand with 98 percent brand recognition, benefit from a multi-million dollar advertising fund, in addition to having access to world-class training and ongoing operational support, among many other benefits.
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 31 countries.
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.dunkinfranchising.com.