Dunkin' Donuts

Las Cruces Gets Another Helping of Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts opened its second Las Cruces, New Mexico, location on Tuesday, December 10. Guests were able to start their day with free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee during the grand opening.

The newly constructed Dunkin’ Donuts will be open daily, from 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and is situated just west of the Roadrunner Parkway with a drive thru. 

Sizzling Platter LLC, a Utah-based restaurant management company, owns and operates this new store, along with the Main Street location in Las Cruces, which opened in July of this year.

2013: A Year In Review

Nine stories that shook up the limited-service industry in the last year.

Despite a year filled with turmoil in Washington, the limited-service restaurant industry showed moderate growth and promise in 2013, thanks in part to creative new ideas and products, plus another good gain from fast-casual units.

With issues such as sequestration, a payroll tax increase, the government shutdown, and the Affordable Care Act hanging over the industry, it’s perhaps not surprising that gains have only been nominal, despite employment increases and an improving economy.

Dunkin’ Donuts Signs Final Franchise Deal in Memphis

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, JP Foods LLC, to develop a dozen new restaurants throughout Memphis, Tennessee. The first restaurant is expected to open in 2015 and the remainder by 2020.

This team, led by partners Peter Garner and Jonathan Vacca, will manage and oversee the company’s daily operations for each restaurant. This group has strong ties in the Memphis community and years of experience in the quick-serve industry operating successful concepts.

Dunkin’ Kicks Off the Holidays with New LTOs

With the holiday season approaching, Dunkin’ Donuts is kicking off the most wonderful time of the year with new and favorite holiday beverages, snacks, and gifts. Dunkin’ Donuts’ seasonal selection includes three flavored lattes, including a new Red Velvet Latte; a full lineup of hot chocolate varieties, including new Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate; and holiday-themed donuts, including Red Velvet Drizzle Donut and Holiday Star Donut. Dunkin’ Donuts also offers Peppermint Mocha and Hot Cocoa K-Cup packs and packaged coffee to enjoy at home during the holidays.

Dunkin' Feeds Sugar House Sweet Tooth with New Store

 Beginning Tuesday, November 19, hungry Sugar House residents can feed their need with their own neighborhood Dunkin’ Donuts at 1490 E. 2100 S. The grand opening for the Sugar House store is scheduled for this Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:00 a.m. The new restaurant includes a convenient drive-thru and is located across from Sugar House Park at the corner of 1500 East and 2100 South.


Dunkin’ Donuts Expands in Detroit

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with three existing franchise groups to develop twelve new restaurants in Detroit over the next several years.

The three franchise groups and their development plans include existing franchise group Coffee Ventures LLC, which plans to develop seven restaurants in suburban Detroit. Led by brothers Duane and Chris Barbat and their partner Rick Reuter, the group’s first restaurant will open in 2014, and the remainder by 2017. This team currently owns and operates eight locations in the area.

Dunkin’ Donuts To Open in Barstow, CA

Dunkin’ Donuts announced it will open a new restaurant in Barstow, California, at the historic Barstow Station on November 4, 2013. This is the second Dunkin’ Donuts non-traditional location to open in the state of California. To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will give a free travel mug to the first 200 guests on opening day. 

Dunkin’ Donuts To Open in South Jordan

Beginning Tuesday, November 5, donut aficionados in South Jordan, Utah, can enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts, with the opening of a new location at 11429 South District Main Drive. The restaurant includes a drive thru and is located in the District, just west of Harmons.

Sizzling Platter LLC, a Utah-based restaurant management company, will open this location, with additional Dunkin’ Donuts sites planned for the Wasatch Front in Utah. Currently, there are five other Dunkin’ Donut stores along the Wasatch Front: one each in Ogden, Bountiful, West Valley City, Taylorsville, and Salt Lake City.

Morning Comforts

Baked goods have been a staple in the quick-serve industry for decades, but innovation in the space has boomed as several operators step up their a.m. offerings to compete in that increasingly lucrative daypart.

Coffee concepts are a natural fit for baked goods. In addition to a morning cup of java, many customers anticipate a variety of baked breakfast items behind the bakery glass case, from syrupy sweet cinnamon rolls to savory crusted quiche.