Dunkin’ Donuts has entered into multi-unit store development agreements with two franchise groups to open five locations in North Carolina, US.
The first agreement has been signed with Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Jody Edwards to open two stores in Wilmington and Greenville this year. Edwards currently owns and operates five Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in North Carolina.
The second agreement has been signed with Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Paresh Patel, which will see the opening of three restaurants in the greater Greensboro area. Patel owns 15 Dunkin’ locations across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Raleigh-Durham.
As part of the agreement, Patel along with new franchisee Alex McCourt is planning to open the first of three restaurants in 2019.
Dunkin’ Brands franchising and development senior vice-president Grant Benson said: “Dunkin’ Donuts’ growth would not be possible without the continued support of our franchisees, who continue to demonstrate their high confidence in our brand and world-class support team.
“Our hard-working and dedicated franchisees bring the Dunkin’ Donuts brand, products and promotions to life each and every day, and have been essential to our growth over the years.”
Currently, there are more than 300 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in North Carolina and over 12,500 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide.
Dunkin’ is also planning multi-brand restaurants, with its other brand Baskin-Robbins, to strengthen business by offering breakfast, coffee, dinner and ice cream treats.