DUNKIN’ DONUTS SEEKS FRANCHISE CANDIDATES IN LOUISIANA

- Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Continues Expansion Throughout the State -

CANTON, MA (March 4, 2015) – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the company is recruiting franchisees throughout the state of Louisiana with an emphasis on New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Lafayette. Currently, there are nine Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the state.

Candidates interested in developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Louisiana can contact Reggie Wright, Director of Franchising, at Reggie.Wright@dunkinbrands.com to learn more. Also, entrepreneurs interested in learning about developing Dunkin’ Donuts throughout the U.S. can join the brand for an Informational Franchising Webinar that will be held on Wednesday, March 18 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST). Visit http://franchisingevents.dunkinbrands.com to register and learn more about the unique franchising opportunity Dunkin’ Donuts offers.

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 Louisiana, special development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $10,000 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 Louisiana," 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 over 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 hot and iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, hot and iced tea, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® Packs, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.

For information on franchise opportunities or to attend an upcoming webinar, please visit www.dunkinfranchising.com.

*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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