Dunkin’, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced that after a transformational year in 2018, the brand has signed store development agreements to open 50 new locations as it continues to focus on growth and development efforts outside of the Northeast. New locations under the agreements are slated to open over the next few years in key growth markets including Texas, Michigan, Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Nevada, and Missouri.
These signings are part of Dunkin’s continued commitment to offer consumers increased accessibility to the brand with plans to add 200-250 net new restaurants each year over the next three years in the U.S., with 90 percent of these openings taking place outside the Northeast.
“As we continue our national expansion with new and existing franchisees, we are bringing our modernized design and beverage-led brand into new areas beyond the Northeast,” said Grant Benson, CFE, senior vice president of franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “With modifications, such as our on-tap cold beverages, high-quality drive-thrus, and on-the-go mobile ordering capabilities, we plan to capitalize on the momentum we experienced in 2018 and continue providing ‘great coffee, fast’ for years to come.”
Dunkin’ offers existing and new franchisees expansive opportunities in dozens of markets east and west of the Mississippi River. Several targeted markets for growth in 2019 include California, North and South Carolina, Arkansas, Nevada, Michigan, Texas, Georgia, among others.