Dunkin' Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with brother and sister franchisee team, Lori Kelderman High and Jeff Kelderman, for eight new restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. Two restaurants are slated to open in 2013 and the remainder by 2016.
To drive its expansion efforts, Dunkin' Donuts continues to expand with single and multi-unit opportunities with no minimum unit requirements. The company offers flexible concepts for real estate formats that include free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.
"Dunkin' Donuts is excited to expand into Des Moines," Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning for Dunkin' Brands, said in a press release. "We believe Lori and Jeff will cultivate lasting customer relationships in the Des Moines area and become an integral part of the community."
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.