Leading Restaurant Brand Continues to Expand Non-Traditional Portfolio Throughout the Hospitality Sector
June 22, 2017 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin' Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today that it has opened a new Dunkin’ Donuts location inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in partnership with leading travel industry retailer Hudson Group. This new restaurant marks the first Dunkin’ Donuts ever to be opened in a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and will serve as the brand’s 27th restaurant to open throughout the state of Nevada.
The newly opened Las Vegas location is one of over 20 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants operated by Hudson Group. The state-of-the-art restaurant can be found on the first floor of the hotel near the main entrance and is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, serving Dunkin' Donuts' menu of delicious food and beverages. For 30 years, Hudson Group has operated as the traveler’s best friend, and this collaboration with Dunkin’ Donuts is reflective of the brand’s mission toward achieving that goal.
“We are excited to have opened a new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in this landmark establishment near the famous Las Vegas strip. We look forward to our continued partnership with such a knowledgeable and experienced retailer like Hudson Group,” said Chris Burr, director of non-traditional development, Dunkin’ Brands. “The hospitality industry is a great way for us to broaden our brand awareness and introduce our signature coffees and baked goods to a new and ever-evolving audience nationwide.”
All of the organizations involved have an established and trusted presence of serving travelers, from keeping guests running on Dunkin,’ to providing travel essentials and convenience items at Hudson stores across the country.
“With Hudson Group’s new exclusive properties in Las Vegas, we are forging new territory by bringing 30 years of travel retail experience to resorts for the first time,” said Joseph DiDomizio, Hudson Group President & CEO, Division CEO North America of Dufry. “We could not be more proud to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.”
Dunkin’ Donuts has been strategically expanding in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 17,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United States alone, and this expansion includes more than 750 alternative points of distribution, including locations on college campuses, hotels, mass transit stations, travel centers, supermarkets, entertainment centers, and military bases. Franchise opportunities remain available across the Las Vegas area. To help fuel additional growth in the West, special development incentives are available.
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About Dunkin’ Donuts
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 11 years running and was named No. 1 in the Coffee Category in Entrepreneur’s Top 200 Food Franchises for 2017. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 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.
About Hudson Group
Hudson Group, the largest travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. Hudson Group operates over 950 Hudson, Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 83 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and operates in 24 of the top 25 airports nationally. For more information, visit www.hudsongroup.com and www.dufry.com.