CANTON, Mass., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today that existing franchisee George Ross, chief executive of Coastal Franchising LLC, has partnered with Hess Corporation to own and operate Dunkin' Donuts self-serve restaurants in 10 Hess locations in the greater Charleston, S.C., area. In 2007, Coastal Franchising LLC acquired four Dunkin' Donuts franchises in Charleston and has since added five more restaurants to its portfolio. With this announcement, they will own Dunkin' Donuts self-serves at Hess locations and nine standalone Dunkin' Donuts restaurants.
The first two Hess self-service units located at 8976 University Boulevard in North Charleston, and 1401 Old Trolley Road in Summerville, will both open on Friday, November 9, with the remaining eight self-serve units scheduled to open by mid-December, which include:
- 1602 Highway #7, Charleston
- 3208 Ladson Road, Ladson
- 3490 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston
- 2685 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston
- 971 A Crowfield Boulevard, Goose Creek
- 8620 Dorchester Road, North Charleston
- 2245 Savannah Highway, Charleston
- 4306 Ladson Road, Ladson
"As existing Dunkin' Donuts franchisees, George Ross and his team possess a wealth of knowledge on the brand, and we are thrilled they are expanding their network in Charleston," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of development, Dunkin' Brands. "The opening of these new locations is a great opportunity to expand the reach of the Dunkin' Donuts brand, while offering Charleston's on-the-go consumers a convenient place to enjoy high-quality coffee and baked goods."To celebrate the grand openings, each restaurant will offer guests free product samplings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the first four weeks of operation. All 10 restaurants will be open seven days a week and offer a limited self-serve menu of Dunkin' Donuts' internationally recognized coffee, donuts and bakery goods.