Dunkin’ Donuts is Coming to Maui: Plans 15 Restaurants in HawaiʻiMay 2, 2016, 6:15 AM HST · Updated May 3, 4:47 AM 0 Comments
The national franchise, Dunkin’ Donuts announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. to develop 15 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Hawaiʻi, including stores on Maui, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi and the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.
The first Hawaiʻi franchise is scheduled to open in 2017, becoming the 42nd state to carry Dunkin’ Donuts.
Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 10 years running. It also has more than 11,700 restaurants in 43 countries worldwide.
Aloha Petroleum is a subsidiary of Sunoco LP and employs more than 630 Hawaiʻi residents and markets through approximately 100 Shell, Aloha, and Mahalo branded fueling stations and 46 Aloha Island Marts, four Menehune Food Marts and two Subways throughout the state.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to launch the Dunkin’ Donuts brand in Hawaii, and look forward to opening our first location early next year,” said Richard Parry, president and CEO of Aloha Petroleum in a joint press release.
“This new business venture will complement our existing retail offerings throughout the islands and help us diversify our portfolio,” said Parry.
Dunkin’ Donuts was founded in 1950 and carries coffee and baked goods including: hot coffee, iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® pods, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring “better-for-you” items.
“Our enthusiastic and dedicated franchisees contribute to our brand’s growth, which has helped solidify our position as one of the fastest growing brands by unit count in the quick-service restaurant industry,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands in a statement. “We are thrilled that Aloha Petroleum will be developing the brand throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and are also pleased to announce that even more of America will be Running on Dunkin’ since this agreement marks our upcoming entry into our 42nd state.”
Company executives say that 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.”