Industry News | April 24, 2014

Dunkin' Donuts Inks Deal for 20 Restaurants in Southern California

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of multiunit store development agreements with two new franchise groups to develop 20 new California restaurants in South Orange County and the San Fernando Valley area over the next several years.

New franchise group Precision Hospitality & Development plans to develop 10 restaurants in South Orange County and the surrounding cities. Led by real estate developer Joe Haupt, the group’s first restaurant is planned to open in 2015.

New franchisee Aharon Aminpour plans to develop 10 restaurants throughout the San Fernando Valley. Aminpour’s first restaurant is slated to open in 2015.

Since opening California for franchise development last year, the company has executed store development agreements for more than 150 new free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. Franchise opportunities still remain available throughout Southern California in Palm Springs, Desert Communities, Santa Clarita Valley, Ventura County, Glendale, and Burbank, as well as in Central and Northern California. Over time, there are plans for as many as 1,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the state.

“As we continue to grow our presence in California, a key component is our 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 these new franchise groups to the Dunkin’ Donuts brand. Between their franchise and California business experience, we are confident they will cultivate lasting customer relationships, and become wonderful additions to the Southern California communities they will serve.”

In an effort to keep the brand 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.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture, and/or lighting. The designs enhance the current restaurant appearance, environment, and layout to serve people all day long. 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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