Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of multiunit store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop three new restaurants in Illinois over the next several years.
The two franchise groups and their development plans include:
· Sujal Patel, who plans to develop one restaurant in Pontiac, Illinois. The restaurant is planned to open in 2013.
· Aziz Nathani, a current multiunit Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee, who plans to develop two additional restaurants in LaSalle and Ottawa, Illinois. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the second in 2014.
Franchise opportunities are still available in Illinois, in the cities of Decatur and Champaign.
To drive its expansion efforts, Dunkin’ Donuts has aligned its strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of individual markets. As a result, the company continues to expand with single and multiunit opportunities with no minimum unit requirements.
“Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees who provide a high level of customer service to our guests every day,” says Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of Development, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. “We believe these new franchisee partners will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become integral parts of their local communities.”
Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin’ Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides consistent, high-quality products that guests expect.
In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.