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Their new plan to target on-the-go college students in long-term expansion.

Waking up late for class and still getting your cup of Joe in the morning has never been easier, thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts’ new university locations.

Within a span of three months, ranging from August to October of this year, Dunkin’ Donuts is opening restaurants in ten college campuses. The schools hosting the new coffee joints include: Emory University, Providence College, SUNY Old Westbury, Seton Hall University, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Baltimore, Montclair State University, Virginia Tech, and Liberty University.

The announcement of Dunkin’ Donuts’ expansion in universities comes in the wake of the company’s plans to double its restaurants-- already over 7,000 in the United States-- over the next twenty years. Their tactic of targeting these campuses closely mirrors the logic behind the company’s many successful airport locations: both aim at the hurried, on-the-go demographic found in travelers and college students alike. The restaurants cater to the necessary convenience of university dining, modeling their stores to work seamlessly into campus student centers and dining halls around the universities.

The appeal of Dunkin’ Donuts remains in their ability to provide affordable, grab-and-go breakfasts, including sandwiches, donuts, bagels, muffins, and, of course, every type of coffee imaginable. Sugar, carbs, and coffee: Yes, Dunkin’ Donuts has essentially nailed the college diet.


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Dunkin' Donuts Expands Non-Traditional Location Portfolio To Close Out 2017

CANTON, Mass. , Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today its franchisees opened more than 86 new non-traditional locations across the country in 2017. Being a leader in convenience, the brand's franchisees continue to open restaurants throughout the hotel sector, including a Great Wolf Lodge location in Bloomington, Minnesota and two restaurants in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas and Biloxi . Other notable non-traditional partnerships throughout 2017 include a three-unit deal with nationally recognized grocer Price Chopper in Kansas and the opening of 12 rest stop and travel center restaurants across the country.

"Non-traditional restaurants continue to be an integral piece of what truly keeps America running on Dunkin,' by consistently introducing and providing our level of convenience and service to the on-the-go customer in markets nationwide," said Chris Burr , director of non-traditional development, Dunkin' Brands. "We're excited about the strong growth of the non-traditional sector in 2017, from being able to provide our signature cup of coffee at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City , to offering our selection of baked goods to the students on the University of Hawaii campus, we're eager to see where 2018 will take us."

Further expanding the Dunkin' Donuts footprint within rest stops and travel centers, the brands franchisees opened a total of 12 travel center restaurants around the country. The company also significantly increased its partnership with Pilot Flying J Travel Centers in 2017, accounting for five of the total 12 locations open throughout the year, with a commitment for an additional 20 in 2018. These new locations expanded the brand's portfolio to include full-service restaurants, as well as additional self-serve locations.

Dunkin' Donuts continued to expand its partnership with Great Wolf Lodge in 2017, opening a new restaurant at its Minnesota resort in December, marking the tenth restaurant to open under a franchise agreement between Dunkin' Donuts and Great Wolf Resorts. Additional locations are slated to debut at two new Great Wolf Lodge resorts opening this summer, one in the outskirts of Atlanta and another just outside of Chicago.

Capitalizing on the development of traditional restaurants throughout Hawaii in 2017, Dunkin' Donuts franchisee opened its first non-traditional location at the University of Hawaii in October. A total of 8 restaurants on college and university campuses opened during 2017, including George Mason University , Binghamton University and the second restaurant to open in the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Dunkin' Donuts' non-traditional offerings are located at a variety of different venues from airports and other mass transportation terminals, to casinos and resorts, hospitals, stadiums, grocery stores, military bases, and universities. Other notable non-traditional locations that Dunkin' Donuts opened in 2017 include:

  • Chicago Midway International Airport – Five New Locations
  • Price Chopper – Paola & Fort Scott, KS
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV & Biloxi, MS
  • Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
  • Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City, MO
  • U.S. Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH
  • Sanford Stadium – Athens, GA
  • Florida Gulf Coast University – Fort Myers, FL
  • Brandeis University – Waltham, MA

"Dunkin' Donuts attributes much of its growth in this segment to our ability to blend opportunities in these unique venues across both our excellent traditional franchisee population as well as by working with nationally recognized non-traditional foodservice operators," added Burr.

Dunkin' Donuts has been strategically expanding in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 18,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United States alone.

To learn more about Dunkin' Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com. Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

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 regular/decaf/flavored 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 12 years. The company has more than 12,500 restaurants in 46 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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Dunkin' reveals plans to expand to California

Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.'s DNKN eponymous doughnuts chain has revealed plans to expand to California, a significant step in its push to expand West.

Dunkin' Donuts is recruiting franchisees for Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange counties. It expects restaurants in these markets will begin to open in 2015.

The company said it is also interested in identifying food-service operators for venues such as colleges and universities, casinos, military bases, supermarkets, airports and travel centers.

"We are delighted to begin 2013 with the long-awaited announcement that Dunkin' Donuts will be opening restaurants in California, where there is already incredible passion for our brand," Dunkin' Brands Chief Executive Nigel Travis said. "Expansion to California has always been part of our plan to grow Dunkin' Donuts' presence in the U.S."

Dunkin', which opened 291 net new locations--amounting to a net new unit growth rate of 4%--in the U.S. last year, said in 2013 it plans to open 330 to 360 net new restaurants in the country--representing an increase of 4.5% to 5%--with growth coming from both new and existing markets.

The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins began trading on the stock exchange in July 2011, and has since then has seen its share price rise as it focuses on expanding its doughnut shops westward in the U.S., improving their performance abroad, and staging a turnaround of Baskin-Robbins domestically.

Last year, the company's doughnut chain signed multi-store agreements in 32 U.S. markets, and remodeled more than 600 of its restaurants across the country.

In October, Dunkin' Brands reported that its profit rose in the third quarter, fueled by its doughnut sales in the U.S., new store openings around the globe and its international ice-cream business.

Shares rose 1.1% to $34.38 in recent light premarket trading. Through Tuesday's close, the stock has climbed 31% in the past 12 months.


Dunkin' Donuts Expands in Colorado

Canton, Massachusetts-based quick service restaurant chain, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) – owner of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands – remains steadfast in its goal to expand in the domestic market. In the past few years, the restaurateur has signed several single and multi-unit development agreements with franchisee in order to seize growth opportunities and cater to consumer needs in individual markets.

In a bid to beef up its footprint in the market of Colorado, the coffee and doughnut maker recently entered into a multi-unit deal with two franchisees — Doug Patterson and Cameron Stapleton. Per the agreement, the company, in association with its partners, will build three Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across northern Colorado. One restaurant will debut in 2015 while the other two are scheduled for a 2017 opening.

Stapleton will manage and control the company's daily operations. These outlets will be in proximity to the Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor and Estes Park areas.

Dunkin' Brands has been exploring the Colorado market for quite some time now. In Sep 2013, the company unveiled a Dunkin' Donuts unit in Denver, Colo.

As per the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry in Colorado contributes considerably to the state’s revenues. According to the research organization, Colorado’s restaurants are expected to record $9.5 billion in sales in 2013.

With two state universities in the vicinity, the northern Colorado market appears to be quite lucrative. There is also scope for the Dunkin' Donuts brand to grow in the under-penetrated areas like Colorado Springs.

These unit expansions are in line with the company’s goal to double its portfolio in the U.S. over the next 20 years. Further, the company intends to open nearly 15,000 restaurants under the Dunkin' Donuts brand in the U.S. within the next three to five years.

Dunkin’ Brands, the market leader in the various coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories, boasts an attractive growth story driven by its marketing strategy and menu innovation. Currently, the annual development rate of the doughnut giant is 5%.

Dunkin' currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Some other players in the restaurant industry that are expected to perform well include AFC Enterprises Inc. (AFCE), Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL). All these stocks carry a Zacks Rank #2.

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(Bloomberg) -- Home-coverage startup Kin Insurance is in talks to go public via Omnichannel Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company led by recurring “Shark Tank” guest judge Matt Higgins, according to people with knowledge of the matter.The combined entity is set to be valued at over $1 billion, one of the people said. Terms could change and as with all transactions that aren’t yet finalized, it’s possible talks could collapse. A deal, if agreed, could be announced next month, one of the people said.Representatives for Omnichannel and Kin declined to comment.Chicago-based Kin says it offers affordable coverage in “catastrophe-prone” regions including California, Florida and Louisiana directly to consumers online. It is led by co-founders Sean Harper, the chief executive officer, and Lucas Ward, who is president and chief technology officer.Kin raised $63.9 million in a recent funding round from investors including Senator Investment Group, Hudson Structured Capital Management, the University of Chicago’s startup investment program, Allegis NL Capital and Alpha Edison. Earlier backers include August Capital and Commerce Ventures.The insurer recently said it surpassed $100 million in annual recurring premium after just 21 months as a carrier in an industry that still sees more than 90% of home coverage sold through brick-and-mortar agencies.Omnichannel, led by Higgins -- an executive fellow at Harvard Business School -- in November raised $206.5 million in an initial public offering. The company’s website says it’s seeking a $1 billion to $2.5 billion acquisition, which it has defined in filings as including direct-to-consumer services. Beauty entrepreneur Bobbi Brown is on the SPAC’s board.Higgins is also CEO of RSE Ventures, an investment firm that has made bets on companies including David Chang’s Momofuku, Bluestone Lane and & Pizza on behalf of billionaire Stephen Ross. Higgins is also a vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins, of which Ross is a co-owner alongside Serena and Venus Williams, among others.Another so-called insuretech company, Hippo Enterprises Inc., in March agreed to go public via a SPAC. MetroMile Inc. in February became a public company after merging with a SPAC.More stories like this are available on bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

Apple made more than $100 million in commissions from ɿortnite' - executive at trial

Apple Inc made more than $100 million in commissions from Epic Games' "Fortnite" during the two years the online game was on the App Store, an Apple executive testified on Wednesday. Michael Schmid, Apple's head of game business development for the App Store, took the stand during the third week of an antitrust trial in federal court in Oakland, California.

UPDATE 4-Canada to tighten mortgage lending rules as central bank frets over housing market

Canada said on Thursday it would tighten rules on mortgage lending starting next month after the Bank of Canada earlier warned that the hot housing market and high household debt levels had left the economy more vulnerable to economic shocks. The country's financial regulator and the Finance Department said separately that borrowers of both uninsured and insured mortgages must show that they can afford loans that are the higher of their current rate plus 200 basis points, or 5.25%.


Dunkin’ Donuts majors in college expansion

Dunkin' Donuts is majoring in college expansion as the brand continues growing its presence on campuses around the country. The company's increased focus on non-traditional locations means that more consumers are running on Dunkin' Donuts as they go about their daily lives. College students, faculty and staff can refuel on a delicious line-up of beverages and food between classes, tests and studying.

Dunkin' Donuts offers restaurant models to suit any university, including full retail shops and kiosks that are perfect for campus centers, student unions, dining commons and other high-traffic locations at or near the school.

"Universities are increasingly looking for more amenities to offer campus residents and visitors, and our brand's flexible design options couple convenience with great-tasting food and America's favorite coffee," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "As we continue our expansion, both east and west of the Mississippi, we have a continued focus on recruiting qualified operators to grow our presence at colleges around the country."

The list of universities that have recently opened new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in 2013 or plan to open new locations by January 2014 includes:

Westfield University (second location)

University of Rhode Island (opening two locations)

University of Alabama Huntsville

These institutions join other prominent colleges and universities that have brought Dunkin' Donuts to campus in the last two years, including Emory University, Providence College, University of Baltimore and Virginia Tech. Each serves 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.

Dunkin' Donuts has been strategically expanding in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 15,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United States alone, and this expansion includes alternative points of distribution. Dunkin' Donuts currently has nearly 600 non-traditional locations, including college campuses, mass transit stations, travel centers, supermarkets, and military bases.


Dunkin' Expands to Vietnam

Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. has signed a deal to take its eponymous doughnut chain to Vietnam as the company continues its push to expand internationally.

The Canton, Mass., company has signed a franchise agreement with Vietnam Food and Beverage Co. to develop Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across the country over the next several years, with the first locations planned for the Ho Chi Minh City area.

"We are excited to partner with Vietnam Food and Beverage Co. Ltd., which has a deep knowledge of the Vietnamese consumer, to open the first Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Vietnam," said Giorgio Minardi, president of Dunkin' Brands International.

The group's restaurants in Vietnam will offer coffee and baked goods, including Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend Coffee, doughnuts, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, frozen drinks, iced tea and other beverages. Dunkin' said it also will offer regional menu items to cater to local Vietnamese tastes.

Dunkin' Donuts has more than 10,000 restaurants around the world in 32 countries, including more than 1,450 locations in Southeast Asia. In 2012, the brand entered several new markets, including India and Guatemala, and announced expansions in a number of existing markets, including Chile, Colombia and Germany.


Dunkin' Donuts expands non-traditional presence

Dunkin' Donuts opened 62 new non-traditional locations across the country in 2015. Part of this coast-to-coast expansion included three new locations in California, including one non-traditional restaurant at the Los Angeles International Airport in Terminal 4, as well as at the Naval Medical Center and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, both based in San Diego.

Dunkin' Donuts' non-traditional offerings are located at airports and other mass transportation terminals, casinos and resorts, hospitals, stadiums, grocery stores, military bases, and colleges and universities. Additional highlights of locations that Dunkin' Donuts opened in 2015 include:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Concourse B

Madison Square Garden – New York City

Regis College – Weston, Mass.

Valencia College – Orlando, Fla.

"Non-traditional units help introduce the Dunkin' Donuts brand to new guests and markets nationwide, while also providing our existing customer base with greater access to our products as they embark on their daily activities," said Chris Burr, director of non-traditional development, Dunkin' Brands. "As we grow in 2016 and beyond, we will continue to expand our presence in this sector and conveniently deliver high-quality food and beverages in a welcoming environment, quickly, and at affordable prices."

In 2015, Dunkin' Donuts also added a multi-brand location with sister brand Baskin-Robbins at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and will open a multi-brand location this year at the Longworth House of Representatives Office Building in Washington, D.C. Multi-brand restaurants that combine Dunkin' Donuts with Baskin-Robbins under one roof offer even more opportunity to drive traffic during various day parts – from early morning breakfast and coffee all the way to after-dinner ice cream cones and ice cream cakes.

Dunkin' Donuts will continue its non-traditional expansion in 2016. Planned upcoming openings in the first part of the year include:

Fiat - Chrysler Headquarters Building – Auburn Hills, Mich.

Port Authority Bus Terminal – New York City

A second location in Terminal A at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Great Wolf Lodge – Sixth location opening in Garden Grove, Calif.

Dunkin' Donuts has been strategically expanding in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 17,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United States alone, and this expansion includes alternative points of distribution. Dunkin' Donuts currently has more than 750 non-traditional locations, including college campuses, mass transit stations, travel centers, supermarkets, entertainment centers and military bases.


Doughnut Franchise Dunkin Donuts Announces Development Of 17 New Restaurant Franchises Across Florid

April 22, 2010 - PRLog -- Doughnut Franchise Dunkin' Donuts Announces Development Of 17 New Restaurant Franchises Across Florida.

CANTON, MA () --Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today it has signed agreements with three franchisees to develop 17 new restaurant franchises in South Florida and Jacksonville over the next several years. Dunkin’ Donuts franchise development throughout Florida is part of a steady and strategic growth strategy, which includes expanding in existing markets while entering new cities across the country to help drive the leading coffee and bakery chain’s growth.

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Two restaurant franchises will open throughout the state in 2011 with the remaining units scheduled to open by 2017. Locations targeted for development include the following:

Ten units will be developed in the Northeast Dade, Doral-Hialeah and South Miami regions of Miami-Dade County by MMM Franchising Group Inc. with the first restaurant opening in 2011 and the remaining nine completed by 2017. Marc Weinstein, operating partner will oversee all aspects of development.
S. Gordon Restaurant Group, LLC, headed up by Stanley and Lenore Gordon, will open five units in Southeast Palm Beach County and Southwest Broward County. The first location is scheduled to open in 2011 and the remaining locations are scheduled to open by 2016.
Two restaurant franchises will be developed in Jacksonville by existing franchisee John Griffey. One location will open in 2012 and the following in 2013.
“The Sunshine State is a priority growth market for Dunkin’ Donuts in 2010 and we’re excited to expand our footprint in South Florida and Jacksonville with two new and one existing franchisees,” 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’ everyday, and we’re confident our franchisees will cultivate lasting relationships and become an integral part of their respective Florida communities.”

Most recently, the company added six non-traditional locations along the Florida Turnpike travel plazas in addition to opening 13 locations at various airports and five units at universities throughout the state.

In addition to the development agreement mentioned above, Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking franchisees to develop restaurant franchises in Florida, specifically in Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee. Opportunities also exist throughout Atlanta, Washington, DC, Charlotte and Detroit.

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 franchise opportunities with no minimum unit requirements.

Ideally, franchisees should possess a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $250,000, but financial qualifications will vary based on the opportunity available by market. This evolution of Dunkin’ Donuts’ franchise sales effort enables the brand to expand in markets more aggressively, while balancing its market penetration and maturity.

“The opening of these new restaurants will allow franchisees to continue to invest in their community by hiring from and being a part of the city in which they live and operate,” said Benson.

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Building a solid network of restaurants 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.

According to Benson, “Dunkin’ Donuts is proud to energize Americans and keep the honest, hard-working, value-driven people of this country running every day. Our recent and ongoing menu enhancements meet the needs of today’s on-the-go consumers, moving Dunkin’ Donuts beyond breakfast with high-quality food and beverage items available all day.”

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, and an all-day Oven-Toasted menu which includes flatbread sandwiches, hash browns and buttermilk biscuits. The new platform marks the most significant change to Dunkin’ Donuts product lineup since the company launched espresso-based beverages in 2003.

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About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories, and the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for four years running. The company has more than 9,000 restaurants in 30 countries worldwide. In 2009, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $5.7 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc.


Gotta admit, my inner sugar addict misses this one. Dunks discontinued their Oreo Coolatta much to the dismay of many of their customers. Coolattas are typically cycled in and out with a few staples. The Oreo Coolatta was widely loved, but quickly forgotten as new flavors came out. Perhaps one day DD will bring this beauty back.

With the amount of fall-inspired coffee out there, it makes sense that the Cinnamon Spice coffee was outlived by the classic Pumpkin Spice. Still, the Cinnamon Spice was actually quite popular, and found in stores across the country. For DD Lovers who wanted to keep brewing at home, this was a fun and festive option.


Dunkin’ Donuts expands into Southern California, adds more stores nationally

Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts announced its plans to expand into Southern California. The quick-service restaurant chain says it has been strategically expanding in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 15,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the United States alone. In addition, the company will continue to open new restaurants in existing markets, it says.

In Southern California, the company currently is recruiting multi-unit franchisees for Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange counties and expects restaurants in these markets to begin to open in 2015. Dunkin’ Donuts also is interested in identifying qualified foodservice operators for non-traditional venues including colleges and universities, casinos, military bases, supermarkets, airports and travel centers.

“This past year was an exciting one for Dunkin’ Donuts’ growth in the United States, and we are delighted to begin 2013 with the long-awaited announcement that Dunkin’ Donuts will be opening restaurants in California, where there is already incredible passion for our brand," said Nigel Travis, chief executive officer of Dunkin’ Brands and president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., in a statement. “Expansion to California has always been part of our plan to grow Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in the U.S. We have maintained our disciplined approach to expand steadily while focusing on initiatives to improve restaurant economics and franchisee profitability. These initiatives include our recent agreement with our franchisee-owned and operated distribution and procurement facility, which ensures the same cost of goods to franchisees in both established and new markets by 2015.”

Dunkin’ Donuts also announced the opening of 291 new locations in the United States in 2012, which results in a unit growth rate of 4 percent, the company says. It also plans to open 330 to 360 new restaurants in the United States this year, with growth coming from both new and existing markets, representing an increase of 4.5 percent to 5 percent, it says.

In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers franchisees flexible design concepts including free-standing stores, end caps, in-line sites, kiosks and gas stations, as well as other retail environments. In addition, for a limited time, the company will offer special development incentives including reduced royalty fees in the early years and a $10,000 local store marketing contribution by the company for qualifying franchisees, it says.


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