Dunkin’ Donuts Makes A Right Turn Onto The Kansas Turnpike



Dunkin' Donuts Makes A Right Turn Onto The Kansas Turnpike

Travelers along the Kansas Turnpike are now running on Dunkin’.

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has opened two locations on the Kansas Turnpike with franchisee Rosenfield Restaurants, and a third is scheduled to debut in October.  As Dunkin’ Donuts continues its growth in non-traditional locations, the company is focused on bringing its delicious line-up of beverages and food to consumers on the road, in the airport, on campus and anywhere else they need to refuel.

“Bringing Dunkin’ Donuts to service plazas around the country is just one great example of how our brand is taking successful elements of our traditional locations and translating them into alternative points of distribution,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands.  “Travelers can enjoy their favorite coffee and snacks on the road, and our franchise partners can reap the benefits of Dunkin’ Donuts’ flexible design options and state-of-the-art operating systems.”

Dunkin’ Donuts locations along the Kansas Turnpike can be found at the Topeka Service Plaza, Interstate 70 at Mile Marker #188, and the Matfield Green Service Plaza, Interstate 35 at Mile Marker #97.  A third location will open in October at the Towanda Service Plaza on Interstate 35 at Mile Marker #65. Rosenfield Restaurants owns and operates these locations, which serve Dunkin’ Donuts’ menu of delicious foods and beverages that can be enjoyed throughout the day. These items include a range of hot and iced coffee and espresso beverages; a variety of donuts, muffins, bagels; and breakfast and bakery sandwiches.

“As a multi-concept operator, I know what I’m looking for in a franchise brand,” said Steve Rosenfield, president of Rosenfield Restaurants. “Dunkin’ Donuts has designed its product mix and serving systems for convenience and maximum speed of service. It was the ideal choice when looking for a restaurant brand that could best serve our customers on the go.”

Dunkin’ Donuts currently has over 500 non-traditional locations, including mass transit stations, travel centers, supermarkets, college campuses and military bases.

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 seven years running. The company has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. 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.

Steve Rosenfield and Linda Nash Rosenfield currently own and operate over 100 restaurants in nine different states, including Carl’s Jr.  and Hardee’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Dunkin’ Donuts. The company plans to open 10 more locations by the end of 2013.They also recently founded Barrio Culinary Concepts, LLC, which will do business as Barrio Queen in Scottsdale, Arizona. Steve and Linda principally own 100% of Rosenfield Restaurants, LLC; Valley Subs of Arizona, LLC; Barrio Culinary Concepts, LLC; and Summer Rain Real Estate Holdings.