Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For 24 New Restaurants In Austin, Texas, With Coffee Action West, LLC

 Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For 24 New Restaurants In Austin, Texas, With
                           Coffee Action West, LLC

-Colt McCoy and Partners to Expand Company's Texas Presence-

PR Newswire

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 3, 2012

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 3, 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 new franchise group, Coffee Action
West, LLC, for 21 traditional Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and three Dunkin'
Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination units in the Austin, Texas, Metro Area.
Coffee Action West, LLC has also acquired an existing Dunkin' Donuts corporate
restaurant in Round Rock and a second in Austin Proper. Their first new
restaurant in the market is planned to open in early 2013 in Cedar Park,
Texas, a Northwest suburb of Austin.

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Coffee Action West, LLC is comprised of partners that include former
University of Texas football standout Colt McCoy and QSR industry veteran Dale
Mulvey. The company is financed by Michael Karsch, the founder of a New York
based investment management firm.

"We are excited to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in the Austin Metro Area
and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and
visit here," said Dale Mulvey, Dunkin' Donuts franchisee. "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."

Although the Austin Metro Area market is no longer available for franchise
sales, development opportunities throughout Texas remain in the eastern,
southern and western parts of the state. 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 new franchisee
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. The
three Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination units will also feature
Baskin-Robbins' wide variety of ice cream flavors, ice cream sundaes, frozen
beverages and ice cream cakes.

Further demonstrating Dunkin' Donuts' strong commitment to Texas, in 2010 the
brand and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) dedicated the nation's first
Dunkin' Donuts baking and pastry classroom, located on the CIA's San Antonio,
Texas campus. Dunkin' Brands made a $900,000 pledge to become a founding donor
of the CIA's "El Sueno" initiative, which educates students and industry
professionals about traditional Latin American baked goods and provides them
with industry-specific skills.

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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