Industry News | May 17, 2010

Dunkin' Brands Expands Ventures Down to Huntsville

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Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. is expanding its presence in Huntsville with today’s announcement of two franchise seminars on May 26 to discuss opportunities available in the market. Interested parties are invited to join Dunkin’ Brands executives to learn how Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins have changed the way people eat, drink, and think for more than 50 years and the benefits of becoming a store owner.

The Dunkin’ Donuts seminar will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Baskin-Robbins seminar will follow at 1-3 p.m. on May 26. Both events will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa (800 Monroe Street) in Huntsville, Alabama. To register for the event and learn more, please contact Michelle Solomon at Michelle.Solomon@dunkinbrands.com or 781-737-3714.

“Dunkin’ Brands is looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations, and real estate experience, plus a passion for customer service to join our team to help expand both brands’ footprint in Huntsville and the surrounding areas,” says Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. “We strive for operational excellence in our existing locations to ensure guests continue to enjoy a high-quality product and experience every day and look forward to expanding our presence in the Huntsville community.”

Dunkin’ Brands has aligned its development strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of each individual market. As a result, franchising opportunities range from single units to multi-store development agreements. This evolution of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchise development effort enables each brand to expand, while balancing its market penetration and maturity.

In an effort to keep the brands fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins offer flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing stores, end caps, in-line sites, kiosks, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

For those interested in franchising, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are seeking candidates that meet each brand’s specific franchisee profile to help build its brand and business. Ideally, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise candidates should possess a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $250,000. Dunkin’ Donuts candidates should also have restaurant and/or foodservice operations’ experience. To join Baskin-Robbins, qualified candidates are required to have a minimum net worth of $250,000 and $125,000 of liquidity.

For more information on franchise opportunities, please visit www.dunkinbrands.com/franchise.

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