Dunkin' Donuts Announces Two New Restaurants in Clarksville, TN

Ganesh Donuts of Clarksville, LLC To Open Restaurants Within the Next Three Years

CANTON, Mass., Sept. 17 // PRNewswire // -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisee Ganesh Donuts for the development of two additional restaurants in Clarksville, TN. The first location is anticipated to open in 2011 and the second in 2012. Dunkin' Donuts development in Clarksville is part of a steady and strategic growth strategy, which includes expanding in existing markets while entering new cities across the country to help drive the leading coffee and bakery chain's growth.

For the past seven years, Ganesh Donuts LLC, owned by Mahesh Prajapati, has operated its current location in Clarskville on 1645 Fort Campbell Blvd. The store has recently been remodeled in Dunkin' Donuts new design that reflects the current trends of today.

"We are proud to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in the Clarksville community and look forward to continuing to play an important role in the daily lives of people who live and work here," said Mahesh Prajapati. "Ganesh Donuts LLC has experienced great success over the last seven years as a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee, and we're excited to expand our relationship with these two additional locations."

In addition to the development agreement mentioned above, Dunkin' Donuts' is still seeking new and existing franchisees to develop restaurants in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, TriCities and Jackson. 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, franchising opportunities range from large store development agreements to a minimum of one or two units. This evolution of Dunkin' Donuts' franchise sales effort enables the brand to expand in markets more aggressively, while balancing its market penetration and maturity.

Franchising opportunities are also available in a variety of cities in the U.S. within the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast. Opportunities exist throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan, among other states.

"Dunkin' Donuts is excited to expand its footprint in Clarksville with Ganesh Donuts," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchise sales, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees that provide a high-level of customer service to our customers everyday, and we're confident Mahesh and his team will continue to grow and prosper in Clarksville."

Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin' Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides a consistent, high-quality product customers expect "in the way and on the way" of their daily routines. In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin' Donuts' Portfolio of Development Options offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing stores, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

According to Benson, "Dunkin' Donuts is proud to energize Americans and keep the honest, hard-working, value-driven people of this country running every day. Our recent and ongoing menu enhancements meet the needs of today's on-the-go consumers, moving Dunkin' Donuts beyond breakfast with high-quality food and beverage items available all day."

Historically a doughnut and hot coffee chain, Dunkin' Donuts has expanded its offering to include frozen and iced beverages, a full bakery assortment including bagels and muffins, breakfast sandwiches, and an all-day Oven-Toasted menu which includes flatbread sandwiches , hash browns and buttermilk biscuits. The new platform marks the most significant change to Dunkin' Donuts product lineup since the company launched espresso-based beverages in 2003.

About Dunkin' Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite every day, all-day 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, and the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for three years running. The company has more than 8,800 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide, with over 5,400 locations in 34 states. . In 2008, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $5.5 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc.

SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts

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