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.
The morning meal has long been a key element of some limited-service restaurants, and it’s no surprise that the number of operators entering this daypart continues to grow, as owners look to boost their revenues and build customer loyalty.
Valentine’s Day is all about sweethearts, and Dunkin’ Donuts is helping everyone enjoy the holiday with two varieties of sweet hearts. This year, the brand is spreading the love with two varieties of heart-shaped doughnuts, introducing the new Cookie Dough Donut and the return of its Brownie Batter Donut.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced plans to open a restaurant in Norris Center on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois.
The new restaurant, scheduled to open in the spring of 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 U.S.
Dunkin’ Donuts launched a new DD Perks Rewards program, offering guests nationwide points toward free Dunkin’ Donuts beverages for every visit they make at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. By early February, the DD Perks program will be fully integrated into the Dunkin’ Mobile App for mobile payment.