Continuing with its ambitious domestic expansion plan, Dunkin' Donuts has announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with two franchise groups to open 24 new restaurants in Alabama throughout the next several years.
Barista Food LLC, led by the Ramon Arias family, plans to develop 16 restaurants in Birmingham. Arias and his two sons currently operate over 38 Little Caesars in Central Alabama, Central Louisiana and Atlanta. The family currently has three Dunkin' Donuts locations under development in Trussville, Jasper and Warrior, Ala., with the first scheduled to open later this year, and the remainder by 2018.
Coffee Cafe Inc. plans to develop eight restaurants in Birmingham. Led by Ali Chunara, the first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2018.
"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 Ali Chunara, president of Coffee Cafe Inc. "We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the years to come."
Although the Birmingham market is officially sold out, opportunities throughout Alabama remain available in Huntsville and Montgomery.
In May, Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with Star Restaurant Group for nine new restaurants in Birmingham that are planned to open within the next several years.
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