Checkers Drive-In Restaurants has plans for five restaurants in Fairfield County, Conn. The first restaurant is scheduled to open in spring 2011 in Milford.

Checkers signed the multi-unit store development agreement with Kerrim Jivani, previously a Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisee with eight locations in the New York City area.  Jivani sold his Dunkin’ Donuts network in 2009, a news release said. Lynette McKee the Chief Development Officer at Checkers previously held a similar postion at Dunkin’ Brands.

Checkers in July announced a five-unit deal for the vicinity of Hartford, Conn. The rest of Connecticut, including New Haven, is still open for expansion, the news release said.

Based in Tampa, Checkers develops, owns, operates and franchises Checkers and Rally’s hamburger restaurants.

Checkers has more than 800 locations across the United States, including locations at “non-traditional” sites such as airports, universities and turnpike plazas.

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