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US-based baked good franchise Dunkin Donuts is planning to double the number of units it has operating in the US over the next 20 years.

Dunkin’ Brands Group, which owns the Dunkin’ Donuts brand, plans for many of these new locations to be owned and operated by franchise owners.

Describing the sort of franchise owners Dunkin’ Donuts is looking for, Jeremy Vitaro, Senior Director of Franchising at Dunkin’ Brands Group, said: “They need to be well capitalised, that’s almost a given. We also look for operating experience, ideally in quick-service restaurants, that involves some real estate experience as well, because finding the real estate and negotiating leases is a challenge. Doing that while you’re opening restaurants and learning a new system, that’s more of a challenge. We also want them to be local.”


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