Canton, Mass. — Dunkin' Donuts has teamed up with a nationally recognized grocer, Price Chopper, to open three restaurants in Kansas. The first location will open July 26, 2017 in the Paola Price Chopper. Paola, Kan., is roughly 45 miles south of Kansas City.
Price Chopper will own and operate all three locations, with two additional restaurants opening in the Spring Hill and Bonner Springs Price Chopper stores later this year. Currently, Price Chopper operates more than 51 stores across the Midwest.
"We are thrilled to be establishing the first Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in Paola, Kan., through this partnership with Price Chopper," says Chris Burr, director of non-traditional development, Dunkin' Brands. "We are continuously seeking new and innovative ways of bringing our signature coffees and baked goods to our guests with a level of satisfaction and convenience that Dunkin' Donuts is known for, and we are looking forward to working with Price Chopper on this new venture."
Dunkin' Donuts has been strategically expanding in contiguous markets across the country with a long term goal of having more than 17,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United States alone, and this expansion includes more than 750 alternative points of distribution, including locations on college campuses, hotels, mass transit stations, travel centers, supermarkets, entertainment centers and military bases. Currently, Dunkin' Donuts has more than 200 restaurants in supermarkets, big box retail stores, wholesale clubs and home improvement centers located across the country.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
Price Chopper's Kansas City stores are locally owned by the Ball, Cosentino, McKeever and Queen families, all of whom live in Kansas City and oversee store operations on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.mypricechopper.com.
SOURCE: Dunkin' Donuts