Industry News | October 21, 2008

Dunkin' Donuts Opens South Bend, IN

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South Bend, Indiana, is open for Dunkin' Donuts franchise sales with plans to open more than 25 new restaurants over the next several years. The company's plans call for selling of franchises in The South Bend DMA, which includes Southwestern Lower Michigan from New Buffalo north to Benton Harbor and North Central Indiana including the towns of South Bend, Elkhart and Plymouth.

Dunkin' Donuts' South Bend launch is part of a steady and strategic expansion plan, which includes expanding in existing markets while entering new cities throughout the country. The company is actively seeking new franchisees to own and operate a minimum of five new restaurants in South Bend and throughout the country to help direct the company's future growth.

"To fulfill our national expansion goals, Dunkin' Donuts is looking for developers with a strong organization and the ability to manage multiple restaurants effectively and successfully in the South Bend market," says Lynette McKee, CFE, vice president of franchising, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "We also look for prior restaurant operations and real estate development experience."

Building a network of stores also enables Dunkin' Donuts to invest in a distribution model that ensures consistent, high-quality products that customers expect when visiting a Dunkin' Donuts location.