Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, is recruiting franchisees in Phoenix to develop locations with both of its brands. Currently, there are 54 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and 25 Baskin-Robbins shops located throughout the state of Arizona, with the majority in the greater Phoenix area.
Additionally, franchising executives from Baskin-Robbins will be at the Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo on May 3–4 at the Phoenix Convention Center. This is a chance for interested operators to learn about the great business opportunity Baskin-Robbins can offer.
“At both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, we offer our guests high-quality food and beverages served in welcoming environments, quickly, and at affordable prices,” says Grant Benson, CFE and vice president of global franchising and business development for Dunkin’ Brands. “As Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins continue to develop across the west, we’re looking for entrepreneurs in Phoenix with strong financial backgrounds and a passion for their local communities to own their very own restaurants.”
Dunkin’ Donuts aims to strategically expand in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 15,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the U.S. To fuel growth in Phoenix, special development incentives are available, including reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $10,000 in local store marketing for stores that open on time.
As part of Baskin-Robbins’ growth plans, new franchisees who sign a development agreement in 2014 and timely open their shops can take advantage of offers including 50 percent off of the 20-year initial franchise fee and reduced royalties for the first five years, including the first year at 0 percent. Furthermore, if the new franchisee signs a multi-unit agreement in 2014, he or she can receive the same incentives for each additional unit that timely opens. Baskin-Robbins has also introduced special incentives to help make business ownership a reality for U.S. military servicemen and women, including waiving the 20-year initial franchisee fee and offering a 0 percent royalty rate for the first two years and reduced royalty rate years three through five for honorably discharged military veterans.