DUNKIN’ DONUTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THREE NEW RESTAURANTS IN MANKATO, MINNESOTA

– Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Seeks Franchisee Candidates in Rochester –

CANTON, MA (June 7, 2016) – 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 franchisees Oliver Schugel and David Schooff to develop three new restaurants in Mankato, Minnesota. The first restaurant under the agreement is planned to open in 2017.

The new franchisees have more than 45 years of combined experience in business and real estate development. This group will manage and oversee the operations for each Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant it opens in Mankato.

"We are thrilled to expand the brand's presence in Mankato and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said David Schooff, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee.  “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 remain available in Rochester, Minnesota. To help fuel additional growth in the market, 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. 

"Our enthusiastic and dedicated franchisees contribute to our brand's growth, which has helped solidify our position as one of the fastest growing brands 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 that these new franchisees have joined the Minnesota market, and know the new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants they are developing will satisfy a growing consumer demand in the communities they’ll serve.”

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 hot coffee, iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® pods, 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).

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 10 years running. The company has more than 11,800 restaurants in 44 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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