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    Dunkin’ Donuts plans to expand in America


    US-based baked goods and coffee chain Dunkin’ Donuts is looking for franchisees to open restaurants at three locations in Michigan – Grand Rapids, Flint and Lansing. It also plans to expand its presence across the country.

    “Dunkin’ Donuts is looking for qualified candidates with food service, operations and real estate experience to join our team to help expand the brand’s footprint in Grand Rapids and surrounding areas,” 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 encourage interested parties to contact us to learn how they can open a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in their community.”

    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 2010, the company experienced strong expansion results, including the opening of 574 net new locations worldwide and 226 new signed franchise commitments in the US. For the year, Dunkin’ Donuts opened 206 net new restaurants in the US and signed multi-unit development agreements in 29 markets. Included among these new and planned outlets are non-traditional locations such as airports, arenas, travel plazas and universities.

    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.

    –IndiaRetailing Bureau