Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Continues Westward Expansion with New Locations in Wichita and Topeka
Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with three franchise groups to develop 14 new restaurants in Wichita and Topeka, Kansas over the next several years.
The three franchise groups and their development plans include:
- New franchisees Douglas Day and Dan Day plan to develop nine restaurants in Wichita. With more than 20 years of combined experience in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry, these new franchise partners plan to open their first restaurant before the end of 2014.
- New franchisees Alison Leiszler-Bridges and Samantha Liby plan to open three restaurants in Manhattan and the surrounding areas. The duo’s first restaurant is planned to open before the end of 2014, and the remainder will open by 2017.
- Existing franchisees Douglas Hutton and David Riggs plan to develop two new restaurants in Topeka. This team currently operates one Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in St. Joseph, Missouri. Their next restaurant is planned to open in 2015, and the second will follow in 2016.
“Our secret to continued growth includes passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We are excited to welcome these new and existing franchise partners to the Kansas market, and believe they will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the Wichita and Topeka communities they serve.”
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, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup Packs, Coolatta frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART menu featuring better-for-you items.
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 eight years running. The company has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 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.