Dunkin’ Donuts announced today the signing of a multi-store development agreement with new franchisee group, Star Restaurant Group, for nine new restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2017.
Together, this team will manage and oversee the company’s daily operations for each restaurant. The new franchisees have an extensive background in multi-unit, gas, and convenience operations in two states, which include quick-service restaurant components.
“We are excited to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Birmingham and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work, and visit here,” says Sadruddin Hakani, president of Star Restaurant Group. “We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the years to come.”
Franchise opportunities are still available in Alabama, including in Huntsville and Montgomery.
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 multi-unit 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 new franchisees will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the Birmingham area community.”