CANTON, Mass., May 1, 2012 //
// -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for
and baked goods, announced today the signing of a single store
development agreement with DLH Food Service LLC for one
in South Central Illinois. The restaurant is planned to open in
DLH Food Service LLC is a partnership that consists of Yonas
Hagos, Michael Doran and Ronald Lardi. Hagos, a Veteran from the
U.S. Military and Purple Heart recipient, will oversee the
restaurant management and daily operations. Doran has an extensive
manufacturing background experience and will support Hagos with the
day-to-day restaurant operations.
"We are excited to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in
Bloomington and play an important role in the daily lives of people
who live, work and visit here," said Yonas Hagos. "We have a
passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening
of our Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in the years to come."
Franchise opportunities are still available in Central Illinois
and the surrounding areas including Springfield, Champaign, and
Decatur. To drive its expansion efforts, Dunkin' Donuts has aligned
its strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs
of individual markets. As a result, the company continues to expand
with single and multi-unit opportunities with no minimum unit
"We appreciate the contributions that veterans like Yonas Hagos
have made for all of us and are excited to welcome DLH Food
Services to South Central Illinois," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice
president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
"Our success would not be possible without our dedicated
franchisees and we believe Yonas, Michael and Ronald will cultivate
lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the
South Central Illinois community."
Building a solid network of stores within a market enables
Dunkin' Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides
consistent, high-quality products that guests expect. In an effort
to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin' Donuts offers
flexible concepts for any real estate format including
free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and
plazas, universities, as well as other
Since the 1950s, Dunkin' Donuts has been a daily ritual for
millions of people. For more than 60 years, Dunkin' Donuts has
beverages, and friendly service at a great value. To best serve its
guests, Dunkin' Donuts offers an all-day menu including iced
flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup® Packs, Coolatta®
frozen drinks, muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and a
DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.
Today, there are more than 10,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants
worldwide - more than 7,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in 36 United
States, plus the District of Columbia, and more than 3,000
international restaurants in 31 countries.
For information on franchise opportunities or to attend an
upcoming webinar, please visit www.dunkinfranchising.com.
About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day,
everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a
market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot
flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts
has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee
category by Brand Keys for six years running. The company has more
than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. For the
full-year 2011, Dunkin' Donuts' restaurants had global
franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.4 billion. Based in
Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group,
Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies.
SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts