Dunkin’ Donuts Sweetens to St Louis Again Under New Plan

Riya V. Anandwala reports in STLouisToday.com that Dunkin’ Donuts, which pulled out of the St. Louis area in early 2000, is returning early next year with a new strategy for success in the Midwest.
The national chain plans to open its doors to more franchise owners with fewer stores. Under the strategy, not only could franchisees agree to standard 10- to 12-store deals, but they also could agree to two- to four-unit contracts

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens In Overland Park

KCTV News reports that crowds were waiting outside the door for the first Dunkin’ Donuts in the Kansas City area to open its doors Thursday morning. Former Kansas City Royal George Brett worked the drive-through at the restaurant and will cut the ribbon at the store. The shop also teamed with Harvesters to collect canned goods. On Friday a trailer will be brought to the restaurant to collect canned goods.

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DDIFO Welcomes New Members!

DDIFO has been invited by a number franchise owners in a number of cities to come and meet franchise owners face to face. I am visiting Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners around the country in an effort to learn more about your issues and concerns as well as share with you the vision and mission of DDIFO. The meetings have resulted in many franchise owners joining DDIFO. DDIFO welcomes 100’s of new shops as members from the following states: New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Florida, and Georgia.

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Get Ready to Dunk, Quad-Cities

Quad City Times reports that the new Dunkin’ Donuts store in Moline is set to open in mid-December.
It originally was scheduled to open in mid-September in a former KFC restaurant at 3501 Avenue of the Cities. The franchise owner is Sam Patel of Moline.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee will Open First in Overland Park

The Kansas City Business Journal reports that Dunkin’ Donuts is coming back to the metro with a new Overland Park location and more to follow. Franchisee Verona Key LLC plans to open its first Kansas City-area Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant Thursday in Overland Park.

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Dunkin Donuts Returns To Chattanooga

Chattanooga.com reports that Dunkin Donuts is back at its location across from Northgate Mall on Highway 153 with a wide pastry assortment and coffee selection. The grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Hixson location will be Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce will make arrangements for the event. The new 1,800 square foot Dunkin Donuts at 5311 Highway 153 will have a drive-through window and will serve its famous coffee, all-day sandwiches, doughnuts and other baked goods.

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Squirrel Hill Dunkin’ Donuts is Kosher

Jason Cato writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that chocolate-frosted doughnuts and pumpkin muffins have joined bagels and lox as kosher breakfast fare in Squirrel Hill. A Dunkin’ Donuts opened at Forbes and Shady avenues in Squirrel Hill two weeks ago and altered its menu to adhere to Jewish dietary laws. It’s the first national chain to go kosher in Pittsburgh and could set the stage for others in the neighborhood, said Rabbi Daniel Wasserman of Shaare Torah Congregation.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Good for the Neighborhood

Lila Shaker writes at Danbury News Times that we all should admit that the Dunkin’ Donuts on the corner of Springside Avenue and Osborne Street has greatly improved the area. There was much doubt in many people about the noise and safety if Dunkin’ Donuts was allowed to build.

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Dunkin’ Highlights Pumpkin and Apple Flavors for Fall

Elissa Elan reports in Nation’s Restaurant News that Dunkin’ Donuts debuted its fall menu this week, which includes three new items: a low-fat apple caramel muffin, a spiced apple twist and a pumpkin-coffee flavored Coolatta blended beverage. Returning items to Dunkin’s fall menu include a pumpkin doughnut, a pumpkin muffin, fall-theme Munchkins doughnut hole treats, a Fall Harvest yeast ring doughnut, a pumpkin latte and pumpkin coffee.

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