Industry News | July 9, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts Expands Footprint in North Carolina

Dunkin’ Donuts inked a multiunit store development agreement with new franchisees Wendover Donuts LLC to develop five restaurants in North and South Greensboro, North Carolina. The locations will incorporate traditional and combination-unit development with sister brand, Baskin-Robbins, with the first restaurant planned to open in 2015.

Led by Anil Agarwal and his partners Berenice Riley and Ashish Agrawal, this franchise group possesses over 25 years of combined experience with the brand and will manage and oversee the daily operations for each restaurant. 

“We are excited to expand the brands’ presence in North Carolina and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” Agarwal says. “We have a passion and loyalty for the brands and look forward to opening our restaurants in the years to come.”

There are more than 300 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout the state, and the company is continuing to recruit franchisees in the cities of Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, and Charlotte. To help fuel growth in North Carolina, special development incentives are available, which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $10,000 in local store marketing for stores that open on time.

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.

“Our secret to continued growth includes passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day,” says Grant Benson, CFE and vice president of global franchising and business development for Dunkin’ Brands. “We are excited to welcome Anil, Berenice, and Ashish to the North Carolina market, and believe they will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the Greensboro communities they serve.”

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture, and lighting. Dunkin’ Donuts allows franchisees to select individual elements from any of the four options, creating a restaurant design that reflects their personal tastes and preferences, and best serves their specific restaurant size and location.  

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