DUNKIN’ DONUTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 10 NEW RESTAURANTS IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA WITH NEW FRANCHISE GROUP, LEGACY CONCEPTS, LLC

- Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Seeks Franchisee Candidates in Minneapolis and Mankato -

CANTON, MA (April 15, 2015) – 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 new franchise group, Legacy Concepts, LLC, to develop 10 new restaurants in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas of Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie and the communities west of the Metro area. The first restaurant is planned to open by the end of this year.

Led by Jeffery Leu, Damon Dranchak, Christopher Leu, Kweilin Ellingrud, John Seibel and Tyler Olsen, this team will manage and oversee the construction and operations for each Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. The group has years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. In addition, Dranchak has more than 25 years of experience in the quick-service restaurant industry.

“We are excited to expand the brand’s presence in Minnesota and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Damon Dranchak, Vice President and General Manager for Legacy Concepts, LLC. “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 still remain available throughout Minnesota in Minneapolis and Mankato. To help fuel growth in Minnesota, 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 free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line 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 brand’s by unit count in the quick-service restaurant industry,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We are thrilled these new franchisees have joined the Minnesota market, and know these new restaurants they are developing will satisfy a growing consumer demand in the Minneapolis community."

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® Packs, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

*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 11,300 restaurants in 36 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.  

 

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