DUNKIN’ DONUTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THREE NEW RESTAURANTS IN TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA WITH NEW FRANCHISE GROUP, WABASH VALLEY DONUTS, INC.

- Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Seeks Franchisee Candidates in Evansville -

CANTON, MA (Feb. 17, 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 franchise group, Wabash Valley Donuts, Inc., to develop three new restaurants in Terre Haute, Indiana. The first restaurant under the agreement is planned to open in 2017.

Wabash Valley Donuts, Inc. is made up of Terre Haute-native and former NFL Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tony McGee, alongside his partner Mark McCreery for his post-NFL career venture. Rounding out this group is Greg Lansing, who is the current Men’s Basketball coach at Indiana State University. This team, which has run successful QSR industry brands in the past, will manage and oversee the operations for each restaurant.

“We are excited to expand the brand’s presence in Terre Haute and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Tony McGee, 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 Evansville. To help fuel additional growth in the market, 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 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 these new franchisees have joined the Indiana market, and know these new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants they are developing will satisfy a growing consumer demand in the Terre Haute 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 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).

*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 11,700 restaurants in 43 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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