CANTON, Mass., March 12, 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 QSR Services, LLC for nine new restaurants in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2017.
QSR Services, LLC is led by attorney and Nebraska native Bryce Bares. "We are excited to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in Omaha and Lincoln and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Bares, President of QSR Services, LLC. "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 in Western Nebraska as well as in Springfield and Joplin, Missouri. 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 franchising and market planning, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "We believe Bryce and his team will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the Omaha and Lincoln communities."
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.
Historically a donut and hot coffee chain, Dunkin' Donuts has expanded its menu to offer guests more high-quality, great-tasting food and beverages that can be enjoyed all day. Guests can enjoy freshly brewed hot and iced coffee, lattes, Coolatta® drinks, a full bakery assortment including bagels and muffins, breakfast sandwiches, better-for-you DDSMART™ items, hash browns 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 system-wide sales of approximately $6.5 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies.