Dunkin' Donuts on Jan. 19 announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisees, Savoureux Corporation, for 12 new restaurants in North Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa with the first restaurant planned to open in 2013.
Savoureux Corporation is led by NFL greats and former University of Nebraska football players Kris Brown and Zach Wiegert, who have teamed up with Jeff Woodbury, a principal of Woodbury Corporation, and David Scott, CEO of Tetrad Corporations, an Omaha-based real estate and investment firm. In April 2011, Savoureux Corporation committed to develop five Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in North Kansas City.
"We are excited to expand Dunkin' Donuts presence in Omaha and Sioux City and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Kris Brown. "We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our restaurants in the years to come."
Franchise opportunities are still available in Ottumwa, Iowa. 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 Omaha and Sioux City," 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 Kris, Zach, Jeff and David will cultivate lasting customer relationships 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.