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Dunkin’ Donuts to open seven new Illinois stores


Canton, Mass. – Dunkin’ Donuts has signed multi-unit store development agreements with two existing franchise groups to develop seven restaurants in Illinois during the next several years. The two franchise groups and their development plans include:

• Existing franchisees Krishna Patel and Rashimi (Sim) Patel plan to develop four Dunkin' Donuts locations throughout Champaign, one of which will be located outside of the major metropolitan area. This duo currently operates six Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Joliet, Romeoville, Plainfield, and Shorewood. Their next restaurant in Decatur is planned to open in summer 2015, and the remainder by 2019.

• Existing franchise Asif Rajabali plans to develop three Dunkin' Donuts restaurants that will be located in smaller towns and communities outside Rockford. Rajabali currently owns and operates two Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Bartlett and Elgin. His next restaurant is planned to open in winter 2015, and the remainder by 2017.

Currently, there are 591 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants located throughout Illinois. The company is continuing to recruit franchisees in Quincy and throughout cities and towns outside the greater metropolitan areas of Champaign and Peoria. To help fuel growth in Illinois, special development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $5,000 in local store marketing support for timely openings.

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