Industry News | February 17, 2016

NFL Vet and Indiana State Coach Team Up with Dunkin'

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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, Wabash Valley Donuts Inc., to develop three new restaurants in Terre Haute, Indiana. The first restaurant under the agreement is planned to open in 2017.

Wabash Valley Donuts Inc. is made up of Terre Haute native and former NFL Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tony McGee, alongside his partner Mark McCreery for his post-NFL career venture. Rounding out this group is Greg Lansing, who is the current men’s basketball coach at Indiana State University. This team, which has run successful quick-service industry brands in the past, will manage and oversee the operations for each restaurant

“We are excited to expand the brand’s presence in Terre Haute and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” says Tony McGee, 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.”

Franchise opportunities remain available in Evansville, Indiana. To help fuel additional growth in the market, special development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $5,000 in local store marketing support for timely openings.

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, inline sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

“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 these new franchisees have joined the Indiana market and know these new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants they are developing will satisfy a growing consumer demand in the Terre Haute community." 

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