“(We’re) looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations and real estate experience to join our team,” says Dunkin’ Donuts spokesperson.
Dunkin’ Donuts aims to increase its franchise locations in the U.S., and this week announced it is looking for franchisees in Green Bay, Wis., and the surrounding areas of La Crosse and Eau Claire.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ development throughout Green Bay is part of a steady and strategic growth strategy, which includes expanding in existing markets while entering new cities across the country to help drive the leading coffee and bakery chain’s growth. To help fuel growth in Green Bay, special development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and an extra $10,000 in local store marketing for stores that open on time.
In 2010, the company experienced strong expansion results, including the opening of 574 net new locations worldwide and 226 newly signed franchise commitments in the U.S. For the year, Dunkin’ Donuts opened 206 net new restaurants in the U.S. 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.
“Dunkin’ Donuts is looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations and real estate experience to join our team to help expand the brand’s footprint in Green Bay and the 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.”
For those interested in franchising, Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking candidates that meet a specific franchisee profile to help build its brand and business. Ideally, franchisees should possess a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $250,000. Financial qualifications will vary by market and quick service restaurant experience is highly preferred.
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. Dunkin’ Donuts has aligned its development strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of each individual market. As a result, franchising opportunities range from single units to multi-store development agreements.
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 which includes flatbread sandwiches, Wake-up Wrap, and buttermilk biscuits. The new platform marks the most significant change to Dunkin’ Donuts’ product lineup since the company launched espresso-based beverages in 2003.