Dunkin’ Donuts partners with Drew Brees and Bourbon Street Donuts, LLC to develop up to 69 new restaurants in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS QUARTERBACK TEAMS UP WITH EXISTING DUNKIN’ DONUTS FRANCHISEE VIK PATEL TO EXPAND BRAND’S PRESENCE ACROSS THE STATE

CANTON, MA, 2017-Jan-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today (January 3, 2017) that New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees, in partnership with existing franchisee Vik Patel, has signed an agreement to develop up to 69 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria, Louisiana over the coming years.  The first location under the new partnership is planned to open in 2017, and the group will also co-own five existing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Louisiana.

Bourbon Street Donuts, LLC is led by Vik Patel, the CEO of Tampa-based Purple Square Management Co. Patel has been a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee for 10 years and currently operates 46 restaurants in Alabama, Florida and Louisiana. Purple Square also has plans to open additional units in 2017. New Orleans Saints Super Bowl champion and MVP Drew Brees and former New York Giants offensive lineman and current FOX Sports broadcaster David Diehl are also partners at Bourbon Street Donuts, LLC.

“As Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees we are committed to growing the brand in Louisiana and playing an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Vik Patel, CEO at Bourbon Street Donuts, LLC. “Drew has proven his commitment to New Orleans – both on and off the field – and we couldn’t ask for a better partner to help expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Louisiana. We’re excited to open our first few restaurants under this partnership next year, and developing even more restaurants over the long-term.”

Currently, there are a dozen Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout Louisiana, and the company is continuing to grow the brand throughout the Southeast. As part of this growth, Dunkin’ Donuts is recruiting franchisees in Arkansas, eastern Texas and Mississippi. To help fuel growth, special development incentives are available, which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $5,000 in local store marketing support for timely openings.* In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

“Dunkin’ Donuts’ growth in the Southeast would not be possible without our existing franchisees like Vik Patel who continue to demonstrate their high confidence in our business model, our world-class support team, and the unit economics of the business,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “Additionally, we are excited to welcome NFL great Drew Brees to our system, and we look forward to working with Bourbon Street Donuts to bring great products and exceptional guest service to our loyal guests throughout Louisiana.”

Dunkin’ Donuts offerings include hot coffee, iced coffee, cold brew 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.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com. Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

*Details available in the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 10 years running. The company has more than 12,000 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com

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Dunkin’ Donuts signs store development agreement with Panama City Donuts, LLC, to develop five new restaurants in New Orleans, Louisiana

LEADING COFFEE AND BAKERY CHAIN SEEKS FRANCHISEE CANDIDATES IN LAFAYETTE, LAKE CHARLES AND MONROE

CANTON, MA, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Panama City Donuts, LLC, to develop five new restaurants in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first restaurant under the agreement is planned to open in 2017.

Led by Vik Patel, this team will manage and oversee the operations for each Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. In August 2015, he signed an agreement to develop two new restaurants in Baton Rouge. Patel, a franchisee with Dunkin’ Donuts for ten years, currently operates 31 restaurants in Florida, two in Alabama and three in Louisiana. With this agreement, the group also purchased two existing restaurants in New Orleans.

“We are excited to expand the brand’s presence in New Orleans and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Vik Patel, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We have a passion and loyalty for the Dunkin’ Donuts brand and look forward to opening our restaurants in the years to come.”

Franchise opportunities remain available in Lafayette, Lake Charles and Monroe, Louisiana, as well as other states across the Southeast including Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. To help fuel additional growth in the market, special development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $5,000 in local store marketing support for timely openings.*

In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

“Our enthusiastic and dedicated franchisees contribute to our brand’s growth, which has helped solidify our position as one of the fastest growing brands by unit count in the quick-service restaurant industry,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We are thrilled that Vik and his team have chosen to expand in the Louisiana market, and know these new restaurants they are developing will satisfy a growing consumer demand in the New Orleans community.”

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and/or lighting. The designs enhance the current restaurant appearance, environment and layout to serve people all day long. Unlike other quick-service restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts allows franchisees to select individual elements from any of the four options, creating a restaurant design that reflects their personal tastes and preferences, and best serves their specific restaurant size and location.

Since the 1950s, Dunkin’ Donuts has been 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.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

*Details available in the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document

About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,500 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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Name: Jenna Kantrowitz
Phone: 954-893-9150
Email: jkantrowitz@fish-consulting.com

Dunkin’ Donuts signs development agreement with Panama City Donut Network, LLC, to develop two Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

LEADING COFFEE AND BAKERY CHAIN SEEKS FRANCHISEE CANDIDATES IN ALEXANDRIA, BATON ROUGE, LAFAYETTE, LAKE CHARLES, MONROE AND NEW ORLEANS

CANTON, MA, 2015-8-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Panama City Donut Network, LLC, to develop two Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas. The first restaurant is planned to open in Fall 2016 with the other new location planned  to open in the following year.

Led by Vik Patel, this team will manage and oversee the operations for each Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. Patel, a franchisee with Dunkin’ Donuts for nine years, currently operates 27 restaurants in Florida and two in Alabama.  With this agreement, the group also purchased three existing restaurants in Baton Rouge.

“We are excited to expand the brands’ presence in Louisiana and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Vik Patel, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to opening our restaurants in the years to come.”

Franchise opportunities still remain available throughout Louisiana in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and New Orleans. To help fuel growth in Louisiana, special development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $5,000 in local store marketing support for timely openings.*

Candidates interested in developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Louisiana can contact Reggie Wright, Director of Franchising for Dunkin’ Brands, at Reggie.Wright@dunkinbrands.com to learn more.  In addition, entrepreneurs interested in learning about developing Dunkin’ Donuts throughout the U.S. can join an Informational Franchising Webinar that will be held on Wednesday, August 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST).

Visit http://franchisingevents.dunkinbrands.com to register and learn more about the unique franchising opportunity Dunkin’ Donuts offers.

“Our enthusiastic and dedicated franchisees contribute to our brands growth, which has helped solidify our position as one of the fastest growing companies by unit count in the quick-service restaurant industry,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We are thrilled to announce that this franchise group has expanded their portfolio to Louisiana, and know these new restaurants they are developing will satisfy a growing consumer demand in the Baton Rouge community.”

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and/or lighting. The designs enhance the current restaurant appearance, environment and layout to serve people all day long. Unlike other quick-service restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts allows franchisees to select individual elements from any of the four options, creating a restaurant design that reflects their personal tastes and preferences, and best serves their specific restaurant size and location.

Since the 1950s, Dunkin’ Donuts has been 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 iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® pods, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.

For information on franchise opportunities or to attend an upcoming webinar, please visitwww.dunkinfranchising.com.

*Details available in the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document

About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,400 restaurants in 39 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Jenna Kantrowitz
Phone: 954-893-9150
Email: jkantrowitz@fish-consulting.com