Dunkin’ Donuts has announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with sister and brother franchisee team, Lori Kelderman High and Jeff Kelderman for eight new restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. Two restaurants are slated to open in 2013 and the remainder by 2016.
“We are excited to expand Dunkin’ Donuts presence in Des Moines and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Lori High. “We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our restaurants in our hometown of Des Moines in the years to come.”
Franchise opportunities are still available in Iowa, specifically in Sioux City and Ottawa as well as in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. To drive its expansion efforts, Dunkin’ Donuts has aligned its strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of individual markets. As a result, the company continues to expand with single and multi-unit opportunities with no minimum unit requirements.
“Dunkin’ Donuts is excited to expand into Des Moines,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. “Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day. We believe Lori and Jeff will cultivate lasting customer relationships in the Des Moines area and become an integral part of the community.”
Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin’ Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides a consistent, high-quality product guests expect “in the way and on the way” of their daily routines. 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.
Historically a doughnut and hot coffee chain, Dunkin’ Donuts has expanded its offering to include frozen and iced beverages, a full bakery assortment including bagels and muffins, breakfast sandwiches, better-for-you DDSMART™ items and an all-day Oven-Toasted menu including sandwiches, hash browns and buttermilk biscuits. The platform marks the most significant change to Dunkin’ Donuts’ product lineup since the company launched espresso-based beverages in 2003.