Dunkin’ Donuts unveiled a new breakfast offering, introducing the Chicken Apple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich. A breakfast sandwich option under 400 calories, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Chicken Apple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich features egg, reduced-fat Cheddar Cheese, and a split chicken sausage seasoned with spices and apple, served on an oven-toasted English muffin. The Chicken Apple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is available any time of day at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide for a limited time.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of multiunit store development agreements with two new franchise groups to develop 20 new California restaurants in South Orange County and the San Fernando Valley area over the next several years.
New franchise group Precision Hospitality & Development plans to develop 10 restaurants in South Orange County and the surrounding cities. Led by real estate developer Joe Haupt, the group’s first restaurant is planned to open in 2015.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with existing franchisees Jason Duffy and Bert Hayenga to develop three new restaurants in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2014 and the remainder by 2017.
Jason Duffy and Bert Hayenga currently own and operate 52 restaurants in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and California. In November 2013, Duffy and Hayenga opened a restaurant in Barstow at the historic Barstow station, which was the second nontraditional Dunkin’ Donuts location to open in the state of California.
With spring finally here, one of the season’s most fun and iconic sweet treats has flown into Dunkin’ Donuts and landed on the brand’s doughnuts. Dunkin’ Donuts unveiled new Peeps Donuts, its first-ever doughnuts topped with a real Peeps Marshmallow Chick.
Perfect for spring and the Easter holiday, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Peeps Donuts are shaped like flowers, decorated with pastel pink or green icing, and topped with a pink or yellow Peeps Marshmallow Chick. The new Peeps Donuts will be available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.
With more quick-serve players jumping into the morning daypart, breakfast traffic continues to surge. A new report from The NPD Group, a global information and advisory firm, shows a 3 percent gain in sales during the morning meal across the whole restaurant industry in 2013.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Sizzling Donuts LLC, for 46 new restaurants throughout the greater Sacramento metro area and surrounding cities of Stockton, Modesto, Tracy, Manteca, Placerville, and Davis, California.
Over the past year, Sizzling Donuts LLC has signed multiunit store development agreements to develop more than 60 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Northern Utah, Denver, Colorado, and Texas. The group currently operates 17 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in these markets.
Dunkin’ Donuts announces the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with five existing franchise groups to develop 22 new restaurants throughout the Greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area over the next several years.
The five franchise groups and their development plans include:
National broadcast advertising creates a large ripple effect across the country, and quick-serve brands are finding that such advertising can be useful in building demand in new and emerging markets.
Using advertisements to build a buzz for a brand that has yet to reach certain regions can lead to consumer excitement and winding lines out the doors of new units, quick-serve brand representatives say.
Gone are the days of generic overcooked hot dogs and soggy nachos at sporting events. Quick-serve restaurants are expanding their reach to offer basketball, football, and other sports’ fans more familiar, branded foods at stadiums and arenas.
If this year’s Growth 40 report is any indication, plenty of quick-service brands will soon be following in the footsteps of basketball superstar LeBron James and taking their talents to South Beach.
Miami tops QSR’s fourth annual Growth 40 report, claiming the first spot among the nation’s largest markets, while Austin, Texas, and Palm Springs, California, earn top honors among medium and small markets, respectively.