A Dunkin’ Donuts distribution center will open up early next year in an 80,000-square-foot building near Interstate 40 and Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Dunkin’ Donuts Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center, a Westampton, N.J.-based distribution cooperative, has signed a lease for the building at 8416 Triad Drive, just below West Market Street.

Officials with Dunkin’ Donuts MADC declined to comment. But real estate brokers involved with the deal confirmed the move. The new distribution center will provide supplies and ingredients to stores in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina, said John Schultz, managing partner at High Point-based Triad Commercial Properties, who represented Dunkin’ Donuts MADC.

Schultz said the cooperative plans to start operations early next year, likely in January.