Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with existing franchisees Rupal Kadakia, Kamlesh Shakrani, and Hiren Pandhi for two restaurants in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The first restaurant is planned to open in 2014 and the second is planned to open in 2015.

Together, this team will manage and oversee the company’s daily operations for each restaurant.

The franchisees have an extensive background in the quick-serve industry, including more than 13 years as multiunit Dunkin’ Donuts operators. They currently own two units in Huntington, New York.

“We are excited to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Cincinnati and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work, and visit here,” Kadakia says. “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 in Ohio including Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Lima.

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 multiunit 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 franchisee partners will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become integral parts of their local communities.”

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