January 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Chicago, IL - Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is majoring in college expansion as the brand announces plans to open a restaurant in Norris Center on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston.
The new restaurant, scheduled to open in Spring, 2014, will be owned and operated by Sodexo, which is a food services and facilities management multinational corporation headquartered in France. Sodexo operates more than a dozen Dunkin' Donuts locations in the United States.
"Universities are increasingly looking for more amenities to offer campus residents and visitors, and our brand's flexible design options couple convenience with great-tasting food and America's favorite coffee," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "College students, faculty and staff can refuel on a delicious line-up of beverages and food between classes, tests and studying."
Northwestern University joins other prominent colleges and universities that have brought Dunkin' Donuts to campus in the last two years, including Emory University, Providence College, University of Baltimore and Virginia Tech. Each serves Dunkin' Donuts' menu of delicious foods and beverages that can be enjoyed throughout the day. These items include a range of hot and iced coffee beverages; a variety of donuts, muffins, bagels; and breakfast and bakery sandwiches.
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 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 and follow @DunkinChicago on Twitter and on Facebook.
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