CANTON, Mass., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today that the company is recruiting franchisees for the markets of Reno, Nevada; Wichita and Topeka, Kansas; as well as portions of Texas, including territories in the western, southern and eastern portions of the state that include cities such as Amarillo and Corpus Christi. The company expects that restaurants in these markets will begin to open in 2014.
Dunkin' Donuts' development of these western and south central markets is part of the company's goal to more than double its current footprint of more than 7,000 restaurants in the United States over the next 20 years.
"We've experienced incredible momentum over the past few months and are excited to offer additional franchise opportunities in Nevada, Kansas and Texas to continue to grow the brand," said Grant Benson, vice president of franchising and development, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. "In Texas alone, agreements have been signed to open more than 100 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants over the next several years in cities like Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston, which is a testament to the strength of our brand and our passionate and dedicated franchisees."
In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin' Donuts offers franchisees flexible design concepts including free-standing stores, end caps, in-line sites, kiosks and gas stations, as well as other retail environments. Dunkin' Donuts has aligned its development strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of each individual market. In addition, for a limited time, there are special development incentives available in these markets, including reduced royalty fees for the first three years and an extra $10,000 in local store marketing*.
"We are looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations and real estate experience," said Benson. "By joining our team, franchisees become part of a nationally established brand with over 60 years of experience and 95% brand recognition, receive the benefits of a multi-million dollar advertising fund in addition to world-class training and ongoing support, among many other benefits."
Historically a donut and hot coffee chain, Dunkin' Donuts has expanded its menu to offer guests more high-quality, great-tasting food and beverages. All day, guests can enjoy freshly brewed hot and 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.
For information on franchise opportunities or to attend an upcoming webinar, please visit www.dunkinfranchising.com.
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.dunkinfranchising.com.
*Details available in the Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document
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