Dunkin' Donuts Targets Texas

    Industry News | March 17, 2016

    Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is seeking to expand in communities and towns throughout northern, southern, and western Texas. Franchising opportunities are available for qualified franchisee candidates to purchase anywhere from one to five restaurants in regions across the state.

    The company is looking for community leaders who may already operate local businesses, such as other restaurants, retail outlets, or even convenience stores and gas stations, who have the passion and financial qualifications in the following markets:

    • North and Northeast Texas in the areas of Paris, Athens, Commerce, Sulphur Springs, Palestine, and Hillsboro.
    • Southeast Texas in the areas of Beeville, Alice, Kerrville, Angleton and Bay City, as well as in Uvalde, Del Rio and Eagle Pass.
    • West Texas in the areas of Pecos, Monohans, Fort Stockton, Andrews, Big Spring and Brownfield.

    “We are excited to offer this opportunity to qualified candidates who are interested in developing a restaurant outside of larger metropolitan areas in the regions of San Antonio, Houston, Waco, and more,” says Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “With more than 65 years in franchising, we’ve found the development and operation of a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant can deliver a significant impact to the community it serves and we are actively seeking local entrepreneurs to become the face of our brand in their towns.”

    As part of the company’s growth plans throughout the state, a multiunit store development agreement was recently signed with new franchise group, WF Donuts LLC, for Wichita Falls, Texas. Led by the Kurani brothers, this group will develop three Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and one multi-brand unit with sister brand Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Their first restaurant is planned to open in 2017.

    “We are excited to expand the brand’s presence in Texas and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work, and visit here,” says Mak Kurani, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We have a passion and loyalty for the Dunkin’ Donuts brand and look forward to opening our restaurants in the years to come.”

    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. Unlike other quick-service restaurants, 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.

    Since the 1950s, Dunkin' Donuts has been a daily ritual for millions of people and has offered guests delicious food, beverages, and friendly service at a great value. Dunkin' Donuts offerings include hot coffee, iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup pods, Coolatta frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast, and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSmart menu featuring better-for-you items.

    In 1945, Baskin-Robbins was founded in Glendale, Calif., by two ice cream enthusiasts who shared a dream to create an innovative ice cream shop that would be a neighborhood gathering place for families. Today, guests at more than 7,600 Baskin-Robbins shops in nearly 50 countries visit to sample from the more than 1,300 flavor creations available in its ice cream library. Baskin-Robbins offers guests its wide range of hard scoop ice cream flavors, along with custom ice cream cakes, delicious frozen beverages, ice cream sundaes, and take-home frozen treats.

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