Industry News | May 2, 2016

Dunkin' Says 'Aloha' to Hawaii Deal

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Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with new franchise group, Aloha Petroleum Ltd. Under the agreement, Aloha Petroleum will develop 15 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii (The Big Island) in the state of Hawaii, with the first restaurant planned to open in 2017.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to launch the Dunkin’ Donuts brand in Hawaii, and look forward to opening our first location early next year,” says Richard Parry, president and CEO of Aloha Petroleum. “This new business venture will complement our existing retail offerings throughout the islands and help us diversify our portfolio.”

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.

"Our enthusiastic and dedicated franchisees contribute to our brand's growth, which has helped solidify our position as one of the fastest growing brands by unit count in the quick-service restaurant industry," says Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "We are thrilled that Aloha Petroleum will be developing the brand throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and are also pleased to announce that even more of America will be Running on Dunkin’ since this agreement marks our upcoming entry into our 42nd state.”

In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin' Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including freestanding restaurants, end-caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

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