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CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin' Brands plans to open more than 100 locations in Texas over the next few years. As part of this effort, the company has signed multi-unit store development agreements with two new franchise groups to develop 17 new restaurants in west and central Texas.
Niknud LLC plans to develop eight traditional Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and three Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination units throughout western Texas in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock and San Angelo, with the first location expected to open in 2014. The remainder are planned to open by 2019.
Alamo Donuts LLC, led by principal Jeff Phillips, plans to develop five traditional Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and one Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination location in San Antonio. Its first location is also expected to open in 2014 and the remainder by 2019.
Dunkin' Donuts franchise opportunities remain available in Beaumont, Wichita Falls, Tyler and Midland/Odessa, Texas, and opportunities exist to develop Baskin-Robbins shops across Texas, the company stated.
"We've experienced incredible growth throughout Texas recently, which wouldn't be possible without our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "We have over 100 restaurants planned to open over the next several years with outstanding franchise partners and are thrilled that Niknud LLC and Alamo Donuts LLC have chosen to grow with us in the Lone Star State."
Dunkin' Donuts' new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees -- Original Blend, Cappuccino Blend, Dark Roast and Jazz Brew -- that feature variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and/or lighting, as CSNews Online previously reported.