Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking new and existing franchisees to develop restaurants throughout Cincinnati and the surrounding areas of Dayton and Toledo.
Gilligan Oil Co. LLC has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with Dunkin’ Donuts for six new restaurants in Cincinnati.
Currently, Gilligan Oil owns and operates three Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Cincinnati market with the most recent location opening on 10809 Montgomery Road. Three more are in development and with this deal Gilligan Oil will have 12 locations open and operating by 2016.
Gilligan Oil was founded in 1993 by Pat Gilligan. Since its inception, Gilligan Oil has grown to 38 G&C locations, 21 Subway’s, three Popeyes and a wholesale division that provides gasoline to over 50 stations through Cincinnati and Columbus.
“We are excited to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Cincinnati and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Pat Gilligan, president and CEO, Gilligan Oil Co. LLC. “We have a strong passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our additional restaurants in the years to come.”
In addition to the development agreement mentioned above, Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking new and existing franchisees to develop restaurants throughout Cincinnati and the surrounding areas of Dayton and Toledo. To help fuel growth in Ohio, special development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and an extra $10,000 in local store marketing for stores that open on time.
To drive its expansion efforts, Dunkin’ Donuts has aligned its strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of individual markets. As a result, the company continues to expand with single and multi-unit opportunities with no minimum unit requirements.
“Dunkin’ Donuts is excited to welcome Pat and his team back to the Cincinnati market,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin’ Brands Inc. “We are still looking to expand our presence here and are looking for qualified franchisees with foodservice, operations and real estate experience to join our team in Ohio and encourage prospects to take advantage of our special incentives.”
He added, “Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin’ Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides a consistent, high-quality product guests expect ‘in the way and on the way’ of their daily routines. In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.
Historically a doughnut and hot coffee chain, Dunkin’ Donuts has expanded its offering to include frozen and iced beverages, a full bakery assortment, including bagels and muffins, breakfast sandwiches, and an all-day Oven-Toasted menu which includes flatbread sandwiches, hash browns and buttermilk biscuits. The platform marks the most significant change to Dunkin’ Donuts’ product lineup since the company launched espresso-based beverages in 2003.