Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For Three New Restaurants Throughout West
Virginia With New Franchise Group Little General
CANTON, Mass., April 4, 2013
CANTON, Mass., April 4, 2013 /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, Little
General, for three new restaurants throughout West Virginia. The first
restaurant is planned to open in 2014 and the remainder by 2018. Little
General is currently prospecting additional development areas to continue to
expand the brand throughout West Virginia.
Little General has an extensive background in operating more than 60
quick-service restaurant concepts throughout West Virginia and owns more than
80 gas and convenience operations. Together, this team will manage and
oversee the company's daily operations for each new Dunkin' Donuts restaurant.
"We are excited to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence throughout West Virginia
and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and
visit here," said Greg Darby, 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."
Dunkin' Donuts' development throughout these communities and towns is part of
the Company's goal to double the number of Dunkin' restaurants in the U.S.
over the next 20 years.In support of this goal, Dunkin' Donuts has tailored
development approaches designed to suit the growth opportunities and consumer
needs of individual markets.
Franchise opportunities are still availablein West Virginia in Charleston and
Huntington. 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.
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
"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, Inc. "We believe these new franchise
partners will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become integral
parts of their local communities."
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
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 hot
regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced 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 seven years running. The company has
more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. For the full-year
2012, Dunkin' Donuts' restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of
approximately $6.9 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.
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