Dunkin' Donuts has signed multi-unit store development agreements with three franchise groups to open 13 new restaurants in North Carolina and South Carolina in the next several years.
Existing franchise group Coastal Franchising, led by George Ross, will develop four new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Charleston. Presently, the group owns 37 restaurants, with North Carolina locations expected to open in Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington.
"Our enthusiastic and dedicated franchisees contribute to our brand's growth, which has helped solidify our position as one of the fastest growing brands by unit count in the quick-service restaurant industry," Grant Benson, vice president of global franchising and business development for Dunkin' Brands, said. "We are thrilled that these existing franchisees haven chosen to expand in the Carolinas."
Right now, there are 370 Dunkin' Donuts locations throughout the Carolinas, and the company is continuing to recruit franchisees in Greensboro and Wilmington, North Carolina.