Dunkin' Donuts to Open 27 New SoCal Restaurants in Central, Northern Inland Empire, Northern Orange County, with Embassy Suites
Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN), America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, and one of the fastest-growing quick service restaurant (QSR) brands based on unit growth, announced the signing of a multi-store development agreement with existing franchisees, Harry Patel and Parag Patel, to develop 18 new standalone restaurants in North Orange County and the Central Inland Empire. The first restaurant from their agreement is expected to open in 2015. New franchisees Jeff Shady and Jordon DiBiase will develop eight new standalone restaurants in the North Inland Empire, with their first restaurant also opening in 2015.
The Patels currently own 11 Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination units in Baltimore, Maryland, in addition to three Baskin-Robbins shops in Orange County, California. Most recently, the team was awarded the prestigious Combo Franchisee of the Year award presented by Dunkin' Brands at the company's annual franchisee and enterprise awards ceremony.
Shady and DiBiase are Little Caesar's franchisees with five restaurants in New Mexico, Colorado and Seattle. They also own Coastal Business Group Inc., a telecommunications company