December 09, 2016 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with four existing franchise groups to develop approximately 65 new restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding area including Dallas, Collin and Tarrant counties. These new restaurants will include several multi-brand locations with sister brand Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. There are currently more than 35 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and more than 110 locations throughout the state of Texas.
The four franchise groups and their development plans throughout Dallas-Fort Worth include:
"We believe we can eventually grow our presence in Dallas-Fort Worth to around 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, and are thrilled that these four highly-qualified and existing operators have committed to growing both the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands over the next several years,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. “We know these new restaurants will satisfy a growing consumer demand in the local communities they serve."
Additionally, as part of Dunkin’ Donuts’ growth throughout Texas, a new restaurant opened in mid-November in Euless, Texas. Dunkin’ Donuts franchise opportunities are currently available in communities and towns throughout Northern, Southern and Western Texas, outside of major metropolitan areas. The company is looking for community leaders who may already operate local businesses, such as other restaurants, retail outlets or even convenience stores and gas stations, who have the passion and financial qualifications to develop anywhere from one to five restaurants in these regions across the states.
“As an industry leader in franchising for more than 65 years, Dunkin’ Donuts focuses on keeping our loyal guests coming back for more. As we look to grow to 1,000 Texas restaurants over the long-term, we are looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations and real estate experience to join our team,” added Benson.
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. Additionally, multi-brand restaurants that combine Dunkin’ Donuts with Baskin-Robbins under one roof offer even more opportunity to drive traffic during various day parts – from early morning breakfast and coffee all the way to after-dinner ice cream treats.
Dunkin' Donuts offerings include hot coffee, iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® pods, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items. Baskin-Robbins offers guests a delicious range of creative ice cream flavors, custom ice cream cakes, ice cream sundaes, frozen beverages and take-home frozen treats.
To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or www.BaskinRobbins.com. Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts or www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts or www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins).
With more than 19,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the first quarter 2016, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included more than 12,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and more than 7,700 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. ;is headquartered in Canton, Mass.
SOURCE Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.