DUNKIN’ DONUTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 12 NEW RESTAURANTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

- Leading Coffee and Bakery Brand Seeks Franchisee Candidates in the Raleigh, Jacksonville/Sneads Ferry, High Point and Burlington/Mebane Areas -
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CANTON, MA (April 5, 2017) – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop a total of 12 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in North Carolina over the next several years.

The two franchise groups and their development plans include:

  • New franchisee HARA Foodservice Group, LLC, plans to develop four Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Charlotte area within Hickory, Lenoir, Marion and Morganton. Led by Roy Clark, the team’s first restaurant is planned to open in 2018.
  • Existing franchise group, Carolina Donuts, LLC plans to develop eight new restaurants throughout the Winston-Salem area. The team, led by Steve Galloway and his partners, recently acquired five existing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the Winston-Salem area and currently operates 12 restaurants throughout Florida and Tennessee. The group’s first new North Carolina location is planned to open in 2018.

“Dunkin’ Donuts’ growth would not be possible without our new and existing franchisees like HARA Foodservice Group, LLC and Carolina Donuts, LLC, who continue to demonstrate their high confidence in our brand and world-class support team,” said Grant Benson, CFE, senior vice president of franchising and development, Dunkin’ Brands. “As we continue to work towards our long-term goal of developing 17,000 Dunkin’ Donuts in the U.S., we also remain committed to providing great products, exceptional guest service and innovative marketing to our loyal guests across the country.”

Currently, there are over 300 Dunkin’ Donuts located throughout North Carolina, and the company is continuing to recruit franchisees in the Raleigh, Jacksonville/Sneads Ferry, High Point and Burlington/Mebane areas. To help fuel growth in North Carolina, special development incentives are available.

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 menu offerings include high-quality, freshly-brewed Hot and Iced Coffees, Cold Brew and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Dark Roast, along with a Rainforest Alliance Certified™ espresso lineup that includes Americano, Cappuccino, Espresso, and Hot and Iced Lattes and Macchiato. Dunkin’ Donuts also serves a full menu of Premium Hot Teas, Coolatta® frozen beverages, delicious donuts, bakery goods and sandwiches that pair perfectly with the brand’s beverages.

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

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 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 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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