Dunkin’ Donuts Plans 13 Restaurants & Four Multi-Brand Units in Atlanta

by Katie Lee

Canton, Mass.Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with three franchise groups to develop 13 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and four multi-brand units with Baskin-Robbins throughout Atlanta over the next several years.

The three franchise groups and their development plans include: 

• Existing franchisee Bluemont Group, LLC, plans to develop 11 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the greater Atlanta area within Calhoun, Cartersville, Marietta, Rockmart and Smyrna. Led by Dave Baumgartner, this group currently operates 22 restaurants throughout Tennessee in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. The team’s first Atlanta location is planned to open before year-end. 

• Existing franchisees Sandip Patel and his partner Ronak Patel plan to develop one Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant and three multi-brand units with sister brand Baskin-Robbins in Atlanta. Patel and his group currently own three Dunkin’ Donuts and six Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins multi-brand units located in the Atlanta metropolitan and Columbus areas. Their first restaurant under this agreement is planned to open in 2017.

• Existing franchise group, West Georgia Café, Inc., plans to develop one Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant and one multi-brand unit with sister brand Baskin-Robbins in Atlanta. Led by Chin Hsieh, Hwei Hsieh and Hui Yin Shih, this team currently operates one Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the Atlanta market. Their next restaurant is planned to open in 2017. 

At the end of the first quarter 2016, Dunkin’ Brands’ nearly 100% franchised business model included more than11,800 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and more than 7,600 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or www.BaskinRobbins.com.

SOURCE: Dunkin’ Donuts

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