Dunkin’ Brands Group is planning to expand Dunkin’ Donuts further into the western United States coming off strong sales growth in 2011.
Over the next 20 years, the company is hoping to double its Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the U.S. to 15,000 locations, focusing on new markets, including much of the Western part of the country.
Company-wide revenues increased 8.8 percent to $628.2 million from $577.1 million in fiscal year 2010. Dunkin’s same-store sales in the United States were up 5.1 percent over 2010. Additionally, new menu items like grilled cheese and turkey, bacon and cheddar sandwiches, are helping expand Dunkin’s afternoon and evening business as well.
The chain has aggressive plans for expansion in the western states, having recently signed a multi-unit store development agreement with Sizzling Donuts LLC (Sizzling Platter LLC subsidiary) for 11 new Dunkin’ locations in Denver and eight in El Paso, Texas. In all, Dunkin’ will open 260 to 280 net new locations in the United States this year.