CANTON, Mass., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement to establish seven Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Raleigh-Durham market with existing franchisee Coastal Franchising, Inc. The group's first restaurant under this agreement is planned to open in 2018.
Coastal Franchising, Inc., which is led by George Ross, currently owns 39 locations throughout the Carolinas, including four Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and one Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins multi-brand restaurant within Raleigh-Durham. With this seven-unit expansion, Coastal Franchising, Inc. will more than double its footprint in the Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill and I-85 corridor markets in North Carolina.
"We are excited to continue developing the Dunkin' Donuts brand in the Raleigh-Durham area. The team we've formed has a proven track record in multi-unit restaurant development and we're looking forward to our next phase of openings beginning next year," said George Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Franchising, Inc. "As we expand throughout Raleigh-Durham over the next several years, we hope to attract new customers, as well as longtime fans of the brand, and show them the premium products and quality service we have to offer."
There are currently more than 90 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants located in the Greater Raleigh-Durham area, and over 200 in North Carolina, all serving the brand's delicious menu of beverages and food. Dunkin' Donuts offerings include hot coffee, iced coffee, Cold Brew, flavored coffees, lattes, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup® pods, frozen beverages, donuts, muffins, bagels, sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.
Editor's Insight: While more Dunkin' Donuts restaurants increase the brand recognition for items like Dunkin' Donuts Coffee, it also means more competition for operators in North Carolina.