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    Dunkin' Donuts to Develop 24 Units in Alabama

  • Industry News August 2, 2012

    Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with two franchise groups to develop 24 new restaurants in Alabama over the next several years. 

    Barista Food LLC, led by the Ramon Arias family, plans to develop 16 restaurants in Birmingham. Arias and his two sons currently operate more than 38 Little Caesars in Central Alabama, Central Louisiana, and Atlanta.

    With three locations under development in Trussville, Jasper, and Warrior, the Arias family is looking forward to serving the Central Alabama community. The first restaurant is planned to open later this year and the remainder by 2018.

    Coffee Café Inc. plans to develop eight restaurants in Birmingham. Led by Ali Chunara, the first restaurant is planned to open in 2013 and the remainder by 2018.

    “We are excited to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Birmingham and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work, and visit here,” says Chunara, president of Coffee Café Inc. “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.”

    Although the Birmingham market is officially sold out, opportunities throughout Alabama remain available in Huntsville and Montgomery.

    In May, Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with Star Restaurant Group for nine new restaurants in Birmingham that are planned to open over the next several years.

    Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin’ Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides consistent, high-quality products that guests expect. 

    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, and other retail environments.