“We started construction in October, and we’re in a spot where we can catch people working in the area, as well as those coming and going,” he said.
With the downturn in the economy, LeFlore feels his affordable prices for a quick meal are right on the mark.
“This is not the Dunkin’ Donuts your grandfather knew,” he said. “It’s been recreated with items like the new DD SMART line of better-for-you menu choices, plus breakfast sandwiches and lightly seasoned hash browns.”
Richard Krouse, a semi-retiree from
ome, N.Y., living in Lillian, Ala., and working part time in Pensacola, said he was a regular at Dunkin’ Donuts when he lived in New York.
“The coffee was always fresh and good, and my favorite donut was the Boston Kreme. I’m glad they’re opening one here, and I plan on being there the first day,” he said.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts based in Canton, Mass., has more than 7,900 restaurants in 30 countries worldwide. In 2007, Dunkin’ Donuts’ global systemwide sales were $5.3 billion.
LeFlore said his Capital Franchise Group hopes to open more locations in the greater Pensacola and Mobile areas over the next couple of years, but he declined to cite any specific locations.