Existing Dunkin' franchisee George Ross will open and operate 10 self-serve Hess Dunkin' locations.
Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that existing franchisee George Ross, CEO of Coastal Franchising LLC, has partnered with Hess Corp. to own and operate Dunkin' Donuts self-serve restaurants in 10 Hess locations in the greater Charleston, S.C., area.
In 2007, Coastal Franchising LLC acquired four Dunkin' Donuts franchises in Charleston and has since added five more restaurants to its portfolio. With this announcement, they will own Dunkin' Donuts self-serves at Hess locations and nine standalone Dunkin' Donuts restaurants.
The first two Hess self-service open this week, with the remaining eight self-serve units scheduled to open by mid-December.
To celebrate the grand openings, each location will offer guests free product samplings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the first four weeks of operation. All 10 will offer a limited self-serve menu of coffee, donuts and bakery goods.
“As existing Dunkin' Donuts franchisees, George Ross and his team possess a wealth of knowledge on the brand, and we are thrilled they are expanding their network in Charleston," Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of development at Dunkin' Brands, said in a press release. "The opening of these new locations is a great opportunity to expand the reach of the Dunkin' Donuts brand, while offering Charleston's on-the-go consumers a convenient place to enjoy high-quality coffee and baked goods."