Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with father and son team, Jim and Drew Cownie for 12 new restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. The first restaurant is slated to open in 2012 and the remainder by 2018. Jim and Drew Cownie are Des Moines natives and well respected business leaders in the market with a long track record of success.
Franchise opportunities are still available in Iowa, specifically in Sioux City, Ottawa and Des Moines as well as in Lincoln and Omaha, NE. 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 requirements.
"Dunkin' Donuts is excited to expand into Des Moines," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day. We believe the Cownies will cultivate lasting customer relationships in the Des Moines area and become an integral part of the community."
Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin' Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides a consistent, high-quality product guests expect "in the way and on the way" of their daily routines. 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 convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.