Dunkin' Donuts announced that 86 new restaurants are slated for development in the Washington D.C. market by 2020. The donut and coffee chain signed 15 development agreements over the past year that will deliver 64 new restaurants, in addition to 22 restaurants that were previously contracted.
"Washington D.C. has been a priority growth market for Dunkin' Donuts and these 15 agreements have essentially sold out Dunkin' Donuts development opportunities in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area," Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin' Brands Inc., said in a statement. "These deals represent a 50 percent increase in rooftops from the 125 restaurants in the market right now, and we are thrilled to be expanding our presence in Washington D.C. with a wonderful and talented group of franchisees."
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, including flatbread sandwiches, hash browns and buttermilk biscuits.