Canton, Mass. – Dunkin’ Brands plans to open 17 new franchise Dunkin’ Donuts stores in west and central Texas in the next several years.
Dunkin’ Brands has signed multi-unit store development agreements with two new franchise groups. New franchise group Niknud LLC plans to develop eight traditional Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and three Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination units throughout western Texas in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock and San Angelo. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2014 and the remainder by 2019.
In addition, new franchise group Alamo Donuts LLC plans to develop five traditional Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and one Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination location in San Antonio, Texas. Led by principal Jeff Phillips, its first restaurant is planned to open in 2014 and the remainder by 2019.
Dunkin' Donuts franchise opportunities are still available in Texas in Beaumont, Wichita Falls, Tyler and Midland/Odessa. Opportunities also exist to develop Baskin-Robbins shops across Texas. More than 100 total new Dunkin’ Donuts locations are planned to open in Texas in the next several years.
"We've experienced incredible growth throughout Texas recently, which wouldn't be possible without our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day," said Grant Benson, CFE, VP franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "We have more than 100 restaurants planned to open over the next several years with outstanding franchise partners and are thrilled that Niknud LLC and Alamo Donuts LLC have chosen to grow with us in the Lone Star State."
Dunkin' Donuts' has a new look that includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and/or lighting. The designs 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.