Dunkin' Donuts has signed multi-unit store development agreements with four franchise groups to develop 29 new restaurants in Houston and Waco, Texas over the next several years.
The four franchise groups and their development plans are as follows.
Daily Grind, LLC plans to develop eight restaurants in Southeast Houston. Led by Garry Sams and Carlos Dos Santos, their first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2018.
MM Donuts LLC plans to develop 11 restaurants in Northeast Houston including The Woodlands. Led by Shyam Patel and Arvind Patel, their first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2019.
Yes Partners LLC plans to develop five restaurants in West Houston. Led by Cosmo, Steve and Jim Paris, the first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2017.
Medallion Donuts LLC plans to develop five restaurants in Central Texas, including the Waco, College Station, Temple and Killeen areas. Led by Bob Pilegge and Ted O'Neal of the Medallion Group, the first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2017.
These moves are part of the company's goal to double its number of U.S. restaurants over the next 20 years. With additional recent agreements with such Texas franchise groups as the Jerry Jones Family, Troy Aikman and 521 Interests LTD, more than 100 Dunkin' Donuts locations will open across the state over the next several years.
"We've had incredible momentum in Texas over the past few months and are excited to continue growing the brand in new and existing markets. Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day," Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of Development, Dunkin' Brands Inc., said in a statement. "We believe these new franchisee partners will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become integral parts of their communities."