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For the fall season, Dunkin' Donuts has introduced new seasonal food and beverages featuring pumpkin and apple flavors.
Included in the fall lineup are new Pumpkin K-Cup packs, available for a limited time at participating restaurants. The new variety of the brand's K-Cup packs is for use with the Keurig K-Cup Brewing System, allowing guests to make Dunkin' Donuts pumpkin coffee in individually-sized portions at home.
Pumpkin is the latest offering in Dunkin's K-Cup line, following original and limited-time mocha. The K-Cup offering has generated positive sales for the company since its launch last year. CEO Nigel Travis said the K-Cups contributed approximately 40 percent of Dunkin' U.S.'s total comp increase during the second quarter 2012.
Additional Dunkin' Donuts fall items, available for a limited time at participating restaurants, include:
More pumpkin-flavored menu items will be rolled out at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants beginning in October. Dunkin' Donuts will announce the offerings on the brand's official Facebook and Twitter pages within the coming weeks.
"Dunkin' Donuts' fall flavors serve as a hallmark of this nostalgic season, and the return of pumpkin and apple food and beverages is something we always look forward to offering our guests," said Stan Frankenthaler, executive chef and vice president of Product Innovation at parent company Dunkin' Brands. "This year, we're excited to bring back some fan favorites, along with a host of new options, so that guests can enjoy the flavors of fall served up fast and fresh at any time of day."
Expansion in Illinois
Additionally, Dunkin' Donuts has announced the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop three new restaurants in Illinois throughout the next several years.
The two franchise groups and their development plans include:
Franchise opportunities are still available in Illinois, in the cities of Decatur and Champaign.
"Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of Development, Dunkin' Brands. "We believe these new franchisee partners will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become integral parts of their local communities."