CANTON, Mass., Nov. 13, 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 existing franchise group, Zee Development Group, LLC, for 11 restaurants throughout Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2014 and the remainder by 2019.
Consisting of six existing Dunkin' Donuts franchisees, the partners of Zee Development Group, LLC, currently own and operate nearly 400 Dunkin' Donut restaurants in metro and upstate New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and Central and Southern Milwaukee.
Most recently in December 2010, this group signed a multi-unit store development for 36 restaurants in Central and Southern Milwaukee under the entity Milwaukee Brewing Company of which four are now currently open in the area.
"We are excited to continue to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in Green Bay and Milwaukee and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Mark Cafua, Dunkin' Donuts Franchisee. "As long-term Dunkin' Donuts franchisees, we all have a collective passion and dedication for the brand and we look forward to the opening of our new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the years to come."
Franchise opportunities are still available in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. 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. "We believe these existing franchise partners will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become integral parts of their local 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.
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.
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.