CANTON, Mass., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisees Jason Duffy and Bert Hayenga to develop three new restaurants in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2014 and the remainder by 2017.
Jason Duffy and Bert Hayenga currently own and operate 52 restaurants in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and California. In November 2013, Duffy and Hayenga opened a restaurant in Barstow at the historic Barstow station, which was the second non-traditional Dunkin' Donuts location to open in the state of California. "As long-time franchisees with the brand, we have firsthand experience that Dunkin' Donuts attracts and impacts people of all ages. Our team is excited to bring Dunkin' Donuts to Colorado Springs and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Jason Duffy, Dunkin' Donuts franchisee. "We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to opening many more restaurants in the years to come." Dunkin' Donuts franchise opportunities still remain available in Grand Junction and Pueblo County. 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. "Our secret to continued growth includes passionate franchisees like Jason Duffy and Bert Hayenga, who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "We believe that Jason, Bert and their team, with years of experience with our brand, will continue to deliver exceptional service and become an important part of the local communities they serve." Dunkin' Donuts' new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and/or lighting. The designs enhance the current restaurant appearance, environment and layout to serve people all day long. Unlike other quick-service restaurants, Dunkin' Donuts allows franchisees to select individual elements from any of the four options, creating a restaurant design that reflects their personal tastes and preferences, and best serves their specific restaurant size and location.