Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multi-store development agreement with new franchisees Buzz and Brad Calkins for 12 new restaurants in Denver. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2018.
Together, this father-and-son duo will direct their management team as they oversee the company’s daily operations for each restaurant. For more than 100 years under the Bradley Petroleum banner, four generations of Calkins have owned and operated multi-unit gas and convenience operations in three states.
“We are excited to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Denver and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work, and visit here,” says Buzz Calkins. “We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the years to come.”
Franchise opportunities are still available across Colorado in cities including Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley, and South Denver. 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 multi-unit 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 franchisees will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the central Denver community.”