Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Continues Alabama Expansion
Canton, MA (RestaurantNews.com) Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, will be hosting an informational Franchising Seminar on Tuesday, September 15th at the Birmingham Business Alliance from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss franchise opportunities available in Birmingham. Interested candidates can RSVP at franchisingevents.dunkinbrands.com or contact Tarji Carter, Franchising Manager at Tarji.Carter@dunkinbrands.com to learn more.
The company is recruiting franchisees to develop an estimated 10 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Birmingham and the surrounding areas including Anniston, Cullman, Huntsville, Gadsden, Oxford and Talladega. In addition, a number of existing operating restaurants may be available for purchase. Currently, there are 23 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants operating in Alabama.
As one of the fastest growing quick service (QSR) brands based on unit growth, the company continues to strategically expand in contiguous markets around the country with a long-term goal of having more than 17,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the United States alone. To help fuel growth in Alabama, 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.*
“Dunkin’ Donuts is looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations and real estate experience to join our team and grow the brand in Birmingham and the surrounding areas,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “By joining our team, franchisees become part of a nationally established brand that has been in existence for 65 years, has 95 percent brand recognition in the U.S., a multi-million dollar advertising fund, world-class training and ongoing support, among many other benefits.”
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.
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.
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 iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® pods, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.
*Details available in the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document
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 nine years running. The company has more than 11,400 restaurants in 39 countries worldwide. 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.