Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Sizzling Donuts LLC, for 46 new restaurants throughout the greater Sacramento metro area and surrounding cities of Stockton, Modesto, Tracy, Manteca, Placerville, and Davis, California.
Over the past year, Sizzling Donuts LLC has signed multiunit store development agreements to develop more than 60 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Northern Utah, Denver, Colorado, and Texas. The group currently operates 17 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in these markets.
“The power of the Dunkin’ Donuts brand is truly incredible. With our plans to develop more than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants over the next several years, we feel our restaurants will play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work, and visit the southwest and western states,” says Ted Morton, chief executive officer and president of Sizzling Donuts’ parent company, Sizzling Platter LLC. “We are excited to bring Dunkin’ Donuts’ high-quality coffee, sandwiches, and baked goods to California, and look forward to breaking ground on the first of many California locations.”
Since opening California for franchise development last year, the company has executed store development agreements for more than 150 new free-standing restaurants. Franchise opportunities still remain available throughout California in Fresno, Bakersfield, and Santa Barbara, and in portions of Southern California. Over time, there are plans for as many as 1,000 restaurants throughout the state.
“We are excited that Ted and his partners are joining us as we expand throughout the Golden State into Sacramento,” says Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development for Dunkin’ Brands. “Their commitment to our brand and expertise in the [quick-serve] industry has led to the cultivation of lasting customer relationships in their existing markets, and we believe they will become a wonderful addition to the California communities they will serve.”
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.