Southeast Enterprise Holdings Inc. (SEH), owned by Askar Brands Chairman and founder Casey Askar, has announced a large acquisition of Dunkin’ restaurants in South Florida. SEH has finalized the purchase of 47 Florida-based stores in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach markets and will be led by new Chief Executive Officer of SEH, George McAllan, a former vice president of international operations at Dunkin’.
“We’re proud of the growth that Askar Brands has seen over the past several years, and we’re excited to add the Dunkin’ brand to our family of franchises,” says Casey Askar. “With George McAllan leading the charge of Askar Brands’ new Dunkin’ division, SEH, along with his experience with the Dunkin’ brand, we know these restaurants will cultivate lasting customer relationships and continue to be integral parts of their local communities.”
Within the agreement, SEH acquired a Store Development Agreement for the exclusive development of six restaurants in Southwest Broward County (including Pembroke Pines and Miramar) and Northwest Dade County (including Opa-Locka, Palm Springs North, and Miami Gardens) over the next five years, continuing Dunkin’s growth in the South Florida market.
“With Casey’s vision, our team has a solid growth plan to grow the Dunkin’ brand in South Florida, a significant growth market for all Dunkin’,” adds McAllan. “Our focus for the near future will be on improving our stores’ customer service and processes, along with remodeling with the new Dunkin’ footprint, as well as establishing new restaurants in the marketplace.”
“For me personally, the addition of these Dunkin’ stores to my family’s portfolio is a vital part of my overall succession plan,” says Askar. “As my children enter our business and continue the growth plan we’re setting in place, it is my hope that these stores will thrive for many years to come in South Florida.”