Dunkin' Donuts Announces Development of 12 New Restaurants in Tampa

CANTON, Mass., June 27, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today it has signed agreements with three franchisees to develop 12 new restaurants throughout Tampa over the next several years.

Locations targeted for development include the following:

  • Five units are to be developed in Sarasota and Charlotte County by existing Dunkin' Donuts franchisee David McNulty. The first restaurant is slated to open in 2012 with the remaining four to open by 2016.
  • Velocity Brands plan to open four restaurants in Manatee County over the next several years. The first location is scheduled to open in 2012 and the remaining locations are scheduled to open by 2015.
  • Herb Serpa plans to open three restaurants in the South Pinellas region by 2014. The first will open next year.

"The Sunshine State is a priority growth market for Dunkin' Donuts in 2011, and we're excited to expand our footprint in Tampa," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day. We're confident these franchisees will cultivate lasting customer relationships in the Tampa area and become an integral part of their respective communities."

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.

According to Benson, "Dunkin' Donuts is proud to energize Americans and keep the 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, providing them a convenient place where they can get high-quality products any time of the 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 platform marks the most significant change to Dunkin' Donuts' product lineup since the company launched espresso-based beverages in 2003.

For information on franchise opportunities or to attend an upcoming webinar, please visit www.dunkinfranchising.com.

About Dunkin' Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's everyday, 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 five years running. The company has more than 9,700 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6.0 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.dunkinfranchising.com.

SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts

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