Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to gas and convenience store operators to assist the brand in its expansion throughout Michigan.
Dunkin’ Donuts is recruiting franchisees to develop Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Michigan. The brand is currently searching among qualified gas and convenience store operators in the market to apply for franchises. The brand is offering flexible concepts for any real estate format, with plans to open locations in Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City, Mich.
Dunkin’ Donuts will consider qualified groups as both franchisees to directly develop and operate Dunkin’ Donuts locations, as well as landlords for traditional franchisees to operate within their gas and convenience operations. Presently, there are 74 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants operating in Michigan, 17 of which are gas and convenience locations.
Gas and convenience operators interested in developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in this region can attend an Informational Franchising Seminar on Tuesday, June 7 from 2-4 p.m. (EST) at Hampton Inn and Suites Lansing West. Candidates can RSVP at http://franchisingevents.dunkinbrands.com or contact Shawn Caric, senior franchising manager, at [email protected] or (781) 737-5530 to learn more about development opportunities in the Michigan area. Growth in the gas and convenience sector continues to be a target for the brand, with nearly 1,650 locations nationally.
“Dunkin’ Donuts is looking for qualified gas and convenience operators with operations, foodservice and real estate experience to join our team to continue growing the brand in several cities throughout Michigan,” said Grant Benson, chief financial executive, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We believe we can achieve our long-term goal of more than 17,000 restaurants in the U.S., more than doubling our current number of domestic locations, and local entrepreneurs will benefit from our seminar where they can learn how to be part of Dunkin’ Donuts’ growth.”
Additionally, as part of the company’s expansion throughout Michigan, a new store development agreement was signed with new franchise group, Kelly Fuels Inc. Led by Richard Tallman, this group will develop one Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Jackson County, Mich. which is planned to open in 2017.
“We are excited to expand the brand’s presence in Michigan and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Richard Tallman, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We have a passion and loyalty for the Dunkin’ Donuts brand and look forward to opening our restaurant next year.”
Dunkin’ Donuts has been recognized as a daily ritual for millions of people and has offered guests delicious food, beverages and friendly service at a great value. Dunkin’ Donuts offerings include hot coffee, iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup pods, Coolatta frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART menu featuring better-for-you items.