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 existing franchisee Luis Ribeiro, for eight new restaurants in Rochester, N.Y. Ribeiro currently owns 25 of the 61 Dunkin’ Donuts in the Greater Rochester area.
“We expect 10 to 20 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants to open in Rochester over the next few years, and we are very pleased with Dunkin’ Donuts’ success and continued growth in the market,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “Our passionate franchisees provide a high-level of customer service to our loyal guests everyday, and we believe Luis and our other franchisees will continue to grow and be an important part of the community.”
Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin’ Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides consistent, high-quality products that guests expect. 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.
“I am excited to continue to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence throughout Rochester and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Luis Ribeiro, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “I have a strong passion and loyalty for Dunkin’ Donuts and look forward to further expanding the brand in the Rochester area in the years to come.”
In June, the company unveiled a new restaurant design. The new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and lighting. The concepts called Original Blend, Cappuccino Blend, Dark Roast and Jazz Brew are designed to 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. For more than 60 years, Dunkin’ Donuts has offered delicious food, beverages, and friendly service at a great value. To best serve its guests, Dunkin’ Donuts offers an all-day menu including iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup Packs, Coolatta frozen drinks, muffins, bagels, breakfast 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 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.