Dunkin’ Donuts announced on Wednesday that it is expanding to Southern California, while Krispy Kreme prepares to open their first restaurant in India this weekend.
Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open 330-360 new U.S. restaurants this year, keeping its label as one of the fastest growing quick service restaurant brands based on unit growth. The company opened 291 new Dunkin’ Donuts locations in 2012, expanding across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 15,000 restaurants in the United States alone.
As for California, the company is specifically recruiting multi-unit franchisees for Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange counties and expects restaurants in these markets will begin to open in 2015. The company is also interested in identifying qualified food service operators for a wide range of non-traditional venues including colleges and universities, casinos, military bases, supermarkets, airports and travel centers.
“In addition to California, we believe we have incredible domestic growth opportunities for Dunkin’ Donuts, both east and west of the Mississippi,” said Nigel Travis, chief executive officer, Dunkin’ Brands and president, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S.
Now to India
North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. will open its first franchise location in India on Saturday in the city of Bangalore. Bangalore is India’s third largest city, a cosmopolitan city that is the center of India’s growing Information Technology sector and home to many well recognized universities and research institutes.
In June, the company announced a new partnership with Citymax Hotels Pvt. Ltd. for the development of 80 franchise Krispy Kreme retail locations over five years in the South and West regions of India. Citymax Hotels Pvt. Ltd. is part of the Dubai-based Landmark Group, one of the largest and most respected retailers in India and the Middle East.
“Citymax Hotels and Krispy Kreme will work together to make some local adaptations to suit the Indian palate as the brand reaches out to a wide consumer base,” said Vishal Sawhney, president – Citymax Hospitality, India.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts can be found in over 730 locations in 22 countries, including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Korea, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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