Franchise Opportunities Still Brewin’ In Detroit as Company Continues Westward Expansion
Canton, MA (RestaurantNews.com) Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with three existing franchise groups to develop twelve new restaurants in Detroit, Mich., over the next several years.
The three franchise groups and their development plans include:
- Existing franchise group Coffee Ventures, LLC plans to develop seven restaurants in suburban Detroit. Led by brothers Duane and Chris Barbat and their partner Rick Reuter, their first restaurant is planned to open in 2014, and the remainder by 2017. This team currently owns and operates eight locations in the area.
- Existing Detroit franchisees Tarun and Falguni Raval plan to develop one restaurant in Detroit. Currently, this duo owns and operates two Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination locations in the area. Their new Detroit restaurant is planned to open in 2014.
- Existing Detroit franchisees Nick and Masoud Shango plan to develop four restaurants in Detroit. This father-son duo currently operates five locations in the area. Their next restaurant is planned to open in 2014, and the remainder by 2016.
Detroit is currently home to 53 restaurants and Dunkin’ Donuts is pursuing opportunities to further develop the market with both existing and new franchisees. To drive its expansion efforts, Dunkin’ Donuts has aligned its strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of individual markets.
“Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “Detroit continues to be a key growth market for our brand and we are thrilled that these existing franchise groups have decided to expand their portfolio and open more restaurants in the greater suburban area. We continue to look for qualified operators in Detroit to grow with us as the company continues to expand westward.”
Dunkin’ Donuts’ new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and/or lighting. The designs enhance the current restaurant appearance, environment and layout to serve people all day long. Unlike other quick-service restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts allows franchisees to select individual elements from any of the four options, creating a restaurant design that reflects their personal tastes and preferences, and best serves their specific restaurant size and location.
Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin’ Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides consistent, high-quality products that guests expect. In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.
Since the 1950s, Dunkin’ Donuts has been a daily ritual for millions of people. For more than 60 years, Dunkin’ Donuts has offered delicious food, beverages, and friendly service at a great value. To best serve its guests, Dunkin’ Donuts offers an all-day menu including iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® Packs, Coolatta® frozen drinks, muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.
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About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for seven years running. The company has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.