Dunkin' Donuts Fuels Growth In Charleston, South Carolina With The Opening Of New Self-Serves At 10 Hess Locations

Dunkin' Donuts Fuels Growth In Charleston, South Carolina With The Opening Of
                     New Self-Serves At 10 Hess Locations

Grand Openings Planned for First Two Restaurants on Friday, November 9

PR Newswire

CANTON, Mass., Nov. 8, 2012

CANTON, Mass., Nov.8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day,
everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today that existing
franchisee George Ross, chief executive of Coastal Franchising LLC, has
partnered with Hess Corporation to own and operate Dunkin' Donuts self-serve
restaurants in 10 Hess locations in the greater Charleston, S.C., area. In
2007, Coastal Franchising LLC acquired four Dunkin' Donuts franchises in
Charleston and has since added five more restaurants to its portfolio. With
this announcement, they will own Dunkin' Donuts self-serves at Hess locations
and nine standalone Dunkin' Donuts restaurants.

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The first two Hess self-service units located at 8976 University Boulevard in
North Charleston, and 1401 Old Trolley Road in Summerville, will both open on
Friday, November 9, with the remaining eight self-serve units scheduled to
open by mid-December, which include:

  o1602 Highway #7, Charleston
  o3208 Ladson Road, Ladson
  o3490 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston
  o2685 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston
  o971 A Crowfield Boulevard, Goose Creek
  o8620 Dorchester Road, North Charleston
  o2245 Savannah Highway, Charleston
  o4306 Ladson Road, Ladson 

"As existing Dunkin' Donuts franchisees, George Ross and his team possess a
wealth of knowledge on the brand, and we are thrilled they are expanding their
network in Charleston," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of development,
Dunkin' Brands. "The opening of these new locations is a great opportunity to
expand the reach of the Dunkin' Donuts brand, while offering Charleston's
on-the-go consumers a convenient place to enjoy high-quality coffee and baked
goods."

To celebrate the grand openings, each restaurant will offer guests free
product samplings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the first four weeks
of operation. All 10 restaurants will be open seven days a week and offer a
limited self-serve menu of Dunkin' Donuts' internationally recognized coffee,
donuts and bakery goods.

"Dunkin' Donuts is one of the world's leading brands, and it has also become a
favorite in Charleston," said George Ross, chief executive, Coastal
Franchising LLC. "We are thrilled to bring Dunkin' Donuts' high-quality
products to a new foodservice venue in the region, and hope to become a
popular destination for guests amidst their daily routines and busy travel
schedules."

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.

"We are thrilled at the opportunity to provide greater value to our customers
in Charleston by offering an outstanding brand such as Dunkin' Donuts," said
Joe Novack, Hess Corporation, Suneast Regional Director. "We see this is an
important step in our commitment to delivering a great experience for our
customers and continuing to grow our brand."

Hess Corporation, with headquarters in New York, is a global integrated energy
company engaged in the exploration, production, purchase, transportation and
sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the production and sale of
refined petroleum products, natural gas and electricity. Hess is one of the
leading independent gasoline-convenience retailers on the East Coast with more
than 1,360 stations and convenience stores in 18 states including 65 Hess
branded locationsin South Carolina.For more information, please visit
www.hessexpress.com.

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.

To learn more about Dunkin' Donuts, visitwww.DunkinDonuts.comor follow us on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter
(www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

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.

For more information, visitwww.dunkinfranchising.com.

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