Dunkin' Donuts has announced the signing of a multi-store development agreement with new franchisee group, Star Restaurant Group, for nine new restaurants in Birmingham, Ala. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2017.
The new franchisees have an extensive background in multi-unit, gas and convenience operations in two states, which include quick-service restaurant components.
"We are excited to expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in Birmingham and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Sadruddin Hakani, president of Star Restaurant Group. "We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in the years to come."
Franchise opportunities are still available in Alabama, including in Huntsville and Montgomery.
NYC commuter hub adds Dunkin' Donuts
Additionally, there is a May 30 event to celebrate the grand opening of three new combination Dunkin' Donuts/Hudson News stores in the Amtrak concourses of New York's Penn Station.
Premier travel retailer Hudson Group will operate the new stores, which are located near the Seventh and Eighth Avenue entrances and also next to the Amtrak Rotunda area.
"Hudson News is delighted to join forces with Dunkin' Donuts to serve customers in this exciting 'news cafe' concept. The new stores bring to 10 the number of locations where we are now working with Dunkin'," said Tom Kornacki, senior vice president of Food & Beverage for the Hudson Group.
The stores will employ 60 crew members. The Eighth Avenue store will be open around the clock; the other two from 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Nearly 500,000 commuters pass through Penn Station daily, making it one of the world's busiest train terminals.
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