CANTON, Mass., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, is seeking to expand its presence into San Antonio, Texas, with today's announcement of a seminar on August 16th to discuss franchise opportunities brewing in the market.
Dunkin' Donuts executives will be in town to host the exclusive event on August 16th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy, to share the benefits of owning a Dunkin' Donuts restaurant. To register, please visit http://franchisingevents.dunkinbrands.com/ or call 781.737.3396.
Dunkin' Donuts' development throughout San Antonio is part of a steady and strategic growth strategy, which includes expanding in existing markets while entering new cities across the country to help drive the leading coffee and bakery chain's growth. The company recently signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisee R&J International Company for three new restaurants in San Antonio. The first restaurant will open in 2012 and the remaining two units will be developed by 2015. Currently, R&J International operates a restaurant at the San Antonio International Airport.
To help fuel growth in San Antonio, special limited development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and an extra $10,000 in local store marketing for stores that open on time*.
"Dunkin' Donuts is looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations and real estate experience to help grow the brand in San Antonio," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "By joining our team, franchisees become part of a nationally established brand with over 60 years of experience and 95% brand recognition, get the benefits of a multi-million dollar advertising fund in addition to world-class training and ongoing support, among many other benefits."
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. As a result, franchising opportunities range from single units to multi-store development agreements.
According to Benson, "Dunkin' Donuts is proud to energize Americans and keep the hard-working, value-driven people of this country running every day. Our recent and ongoing menu enhancements meet the needs of today's on-the-go consumers, moving Dunkin' Donuts beyond breakfast with high-quality food and beverage items available all day."
Historically a doughnut and hot coffee chain, Dunkin' Donuts has expanded its offering to include frozen and iced beverages, a full bakery assortment including bagels and muffins, breakfast sandwiches, and an all-day Oven-Toasted menu which includes flatbread sandwiches, hash browns and buttermilk biscuits. The platform marks the most significant change to Dunkin' Donuts' product lineup since the company launched espresso-based beverages in 2003.
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 everyday, all-day 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, and the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for five years running. The company has more than 9,700 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6.0 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.dunkinfranchising.com.
*Details available in the Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document
SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts