Leading Coffee and Bakery Brand to Continue Michigan Development by Seeking Franchisee Candidates in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing
Canton, MA (RestaurantNews.com) Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a store development agreement with new franchise group, Pinconning Food Services, LLC, to develop the company’s first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Pinconning, Michigan. The restaurant is planned to open this upcoming summer.
Pinconning Food Services, LLC is a subsidiary of Corrigan Oil Co., an operator of 54 gas and convenience store locations with more than 55 years of experience in the gas and convenience industries. Brothers Mike and Tim Corrigan strive to develop strategic and strong partnerships in all aspects of their Company, which enables the best customer experiences in the gas stations, convenience stores and food services.
“We are thrilled to be joining the Dunkin’ Donuts team and helping to bring its first restaurant to Pinconning as we grow the brand’s presence in our home state of Michigan,” said Tim Corrigan, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “Dunkin’ Donuts was an obvious choice for us after learning about the brand’s flexible concept options and world-class marketing team. We look forward to keeping the people who live, work and visit the local community running on Dunkin’.”
Currently, there are 78 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout Michigan, 18 of which are gas and convenience locations. The brand is continuing to recruit franchisees in the Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing areas to develop freestanding locations as well as gas and convenience locations. It will consider qualified groups as both franchisees to directly develop and operate Dunkin’ Donuts locations, as well as landlords for traditional franchisees to operate within their gas and convenience operations. To help fuel growth in Michigan, special development incentives are available, which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $5,000 in local store marketing support for timely openings.*
”We are pleased to continue our expansion plans in Michigan with new franchisees, Pinconning Food Services, LLC, and know that this new restaurant will keep the local community running on Dunkin’ for years to come,” said Grant Benson, CFE, senior vice president of franchising and development, Dunkin’ Brands. “Our hard-working and dedicated franchisees bring our brand, products and promotions to life each and every day and have been essential to our growth for the past 65 plus years, which has solidified our position as a leading brand in the quick service restaurant industry.”
In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.
Dunkin’ Donuts offerings include hot coffee, iced coffee, Cold Brew coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® pods, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.
*Details available in the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document
About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About Corrigan Oil
Corrigan Oil Company has been a family owned and operated company since 1958. Under the ownership of Mike and Tim Corrigan, Corrigan Oil has expanded its services and line of products to include, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid, gas stations and conveniences stores. Over the last half century, Corrigan has expanded its geographic footprint to encompass Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and other specialty areas across the US and Canada. Please visit us at www.corriganoil.com.