Dunkin’ Brands opens more than 50 non-traditional locations in 2013
Canton, Mass. – Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, opened more than 50 non-traditional U.S. locations in 2013, at airports and other mass transportation terminals, casinos and resorts, military bases, and colleges and universities around the country.
Dunkin’ Brands currently has more than 600 non-traditional locations in the U.S.
"Dunkin’ Brands has been developing non-traditional locations with our partners for over 20 years, and 2013 has proven to be a strong growth year for us as we continue to expand to many opportune venues," said Grant Benson, CFE, VP of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. "Our franchisees enjoy the flexibility of these sites, and guests love the convenience of grabbing their favorite food and beverage items on the go, wherever their busy schedules may take them."
Corner Bakery Café continues California expansion
Dallas – Corner Bakery Cafe has awarded its first multi-unit development agreement of 2014, and plans to open nine new restaurants in the Central Valley area of California with new franchise partner C&L Cafe, LLC. The group of veteran restaurant operators plans to open its first cafes in 2014 and the remaining sites over the next five years.
C&L Cafe joins a roster of more than 25 franchise partners, raising the development commitments to more than 350 cafes, as Corner Bakery Cafe continues on its goal to more than double its U.S. footprint in the next three years
"Choosing to partner with an established fast-casual brand like Corner Bakery Cafe was an easy decision for us," said Doug Cross, managing member of C&L Cafe. "For C&L Cafe, we look forward to bringing this great concept to communities in the Central Valley area and are confident that everything from the locally-inspired decor to the freshly-prepared menu will make our cafes a welcome addition in neighborhoods across the area."
DD’s Discounts to relocate Texas store
Pleasanton, Calif. – DD’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores, Inc., will relocate its Arlington, Texas, store on Feb. 8. The newly relocated store is in Four Corners Shopping Center.
Overall, DD’s Discounts operates 131 locations in 10 states, including 25 in Texas.