Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For 27 New Southern California Restaurants In
Central And Northern Inland Empire, Northern Orange County And With Embassy
Suites San Diego
-More Than 70 Standalone Dunkin' Donuts Planned for Southern California over
Next Several Years; Company Continues to Recruit Qualified Operators for
Growth in Golden State-
CANTON, Mass., Oct. 7, 2013
CANTON, Mass., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day,
everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, and one of the fastest-growing quick
service restaurant (QSR) brands based on unit growth, announced the signing of
a multi-store development agreement with existing franchisees, Harry Patel and
Parag Patel, to develop 18 new standalone restaurants in North Orange County
and the Central Inland Empire. The first restaurant from their agreement is
expected to open in 2015. New franchisees Jeff Shady and Jordon DiBiase will
develop eight new standalone restaurants in the North Inland Empire, with
their first restaurant also opening in 2015.
The Patels currently own 11 Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination units in
Baltimore, Maryland, in addition to three Baskin-Robbins shops in Orange
County, California. Most recently, the team was awarded the prestigious Combo
Franchisee of the Year award presented by Dunkin' Brands at the company's
annual franchisee and enterprise awards ceremony.
Shady and DiBiase are Little Caesar's franchisees with five restaurants in New
Mexico, Colorado and Seattle. They also own Coastal Business Group Inc., a
telecommunications company based in Irvine, Calif.
"We are delighted that Harry and Parag have chosen to grow with us in Southern
California. They have been outstanding business partners for more than 25
years, and we look forward to the opening of their new restaurants in the
years to come," said Grant Benson, vice president of franchising and business
development, Dunkin' Brands. "We are also excited to welcome Jeff and Jordon
to the Dunkin' Donuts brand. Between their franchise and California business
experience, we are confident they will cultivate lasting customer
relationships, and become a wonderful addition to the North Island Empire
Additionally, Embassy Suites San Diego has signed a franchising agreement with
Dunkin' Brands to open a Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination unit on the
premises. The location is expected to open next year. In January, Dunkin'
Donuts began recruiting multi-unit operators for Los Angeles, Riverside, San
Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange counties, and announced in July it
had executed its first development agreements in Southern California with four
franchise groups totaling 45 new restaurants.
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.
In addition to traditional restaurants, the company is actively identifying
franchisees to open a wide range of non-traditional venues, including
colleges, universities, casinos, military bases, supermarkets, airports and
Dunkin' Donuts' new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for
franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics,
textures, furniture and/or lighting. The designs enhance the current
restaurant appearance, environment and layout to serve people all day long.
Unlike other quick-service restaurants, Dunkin' Donuts allows franchisees to
select individual elements from any of the four options, creating a restaurant
design that reflects their personal tastes and preferences, and best serves
their specific restaurant size and location.
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 10,500 restaurants in 31 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.
SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts
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