Dunkin’ Donuts to add eight units in Rochester, N.Y.
Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts said it will open eight new restaurants in Rochester, N.Y., via a multi-unit store development agreement executed with existing franchisee Luis Ribeiro.
Ribeiro currently owns 25 of the 61 Dunkin’ Donuts in the Greater Rochester area.
"We expect 10 to 20 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants to open in Rochester over the next few years," said Grant Benson, VP franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands.
In June, the company unveiled a series of four new restaurant design options – labeled Original Blend, Cappuccino Blend, Dark Roast and Jazz Brew – to allow franchisees to select individual elements from any of the four options in order to create a restaurant design that reflects personal tastes and preferences. The four options incorporate variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and lighting.
Nordstrom Rack to open at Baybrook Square
Webster, Texas — Seattle-based Nordstrom will add a new Nordstrom Rack location in the Houston area, opening a 31,000-sq.-ft. store in spring 2015 at Baybrook Square in Webster, Texas.
The Baybrook Square Rack will be the fourth Houston-area off-price store for Nordstrom. In July the company announced plans to open a third Rack location at Willowbrook Mall in fall 2014.
The new Nordstrom Rack will move into a space currently occupied by DSW, which is relocating within the center. Baybrook Square is managed by Fidelis Realty Partners.
Red Robin plans grand opening in Nyack, N.Y.
Greenwood Village, Colo. — Red Robin Gourmet Burgers will open a new restaurant at Palisades Center Mall in Nyack, N.Y., on Aug. 19.
To help celebrate the grand opening, Red Robin will donate all receipts from the first week of sales of its signature Freckled Lemonade to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports research into cures for children’s cancer.