CANTON, Mass., Feb. 8, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with a newly formed subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC (Sizzling Donuts, LLC) for 11 new restaurants in Denver, Colorado and eight new restaurants in El Paso, Texas. The company also acquired two additional existing restaurants in El Paso, TX.
Sizzling Platter, LLC is a restaurant management company, which operates restaurants located in seven states in the Mountain West, Southwest and Pacific Northwest under the Little Caesars, Sizzler, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Ruby River Steakhouse, and Hoppers Grill & Brew Pub brand names.
"We are excited to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in Denver and El Paso and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Ted Morton, president & CEO, Sizzling Platter, LLC. "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."
Franchise opportunities are still available in Denver, CO and Houston, TX. 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.
"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 franchising and market planning, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "We believe Ted and his team will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the Denver and El Paso communities."
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 environments.
Historically a donut and hot coffee chain, Dunkin' Donuts has expanded its menu to offer guests more high-quality, great-tasting food and beverages that can be enjoyed all day. Guests can enjoy freshly brewed hot and iced coffee, lattes, Coolatta® drinks, a full bakery assortment including bagels and muffins, breakfast sandwiches, better-for-you DDSMART™ items, hash browns and more.
For information on franchise opportunities or to attend an upcoming webinar, please visit www.dunkinfranchising.com.
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 regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored 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 five years running. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN). For more information, visit www.dunkinfranchising.com.
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