Excitement Brewing in Minnesota with Opening of Dunkin' Donuts Restaurant at Kahler Grand Hotel in Rochester

Dunkin' Donuts Continues to Recruit Qualified Operators for Growth in Minneapolis and Mankato

June 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Rochester, MN - Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the opening of a new restaurant in Rochester at the Kahler Grand Hotel at 15 First Avenue, SW, which is owned and operated by Rochester Retail Services. In addition to this location, Rochester Retail Services plans to develop five freestanding Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the Rochester market over the next several years.

"Dunkin' Donuts is one of the world's leading brands, and it has also become a favorite in the Midwest," said Donna Caflisch, Director of Rochester Retail Services. "We are proud to serve the people of Rochester and hope to become a popular destination for guests. We look forward to keeping our guests running with Dunkin' Donuts' wide array of high-quality beverages, sandwiches and baked goods."

The restaurant has comfortable seating and provides a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy Dunkin' Donuts' food and beverages in a friendly and fun atmosphere. The new restaurant features a complete menu of Dunkin' Donuts' internationally recognized coffee, lattes, donuts and bakery goods. Special highlights of the menu also include bakery sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, wraps, Coolatta® frozen drinks and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items to offer guests even more choices. The restaurant employs approximately 40 crew members.

"Today is an exciting day for Dunkin' Donuts. There is an incredible passion for the brand in Minnesota, and we look forward to serving our guests at this new location," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "We are excited about our continued development throughout Rochester as well as Minneapolis, Mankato and Duluth in the years to come."

As one of the fastest growing quick service restaurant (QSR) brands based on unit growth, Dunkin' Donuts' contiguous expansion strategy has brought development opportunities to Minnesota, and the company is continuing to recruit qualified, multi-unit foodservice operators in the cities of Minneapolis and Mankato. To help fuel growth in these markets, special development incentives are available, which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $10,000 in local store marketing for stores that open on time*.

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

* See Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document for details.

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 eight years running. The company has more than 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries worldwide. 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.

About Rochester Retail Services

Rochester Retail Services is comprised of downtown dining, retail and services in downtown Rochester that offer delicious new all day dining options as well as retail and service options including a full service floral shop.

SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts


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