TWO NEW DUNKIN’ DONUTS RESTAURANTS OPEN IN GREATER ROCHESTER AREA

 DD Rochester photo Palmyra and Henrietta locations first of up to 20 Dunkin’ Donuts coming to the Greater Rochester area

Rochester, New York, – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced it has opened two new restaurants in the Greater Rochester area at 544 Main St. in Palmyra, NY and at 1300 Jefferson Rd. in Henrietta, NY.

The restaurants are the first of eight scheduled to open under franchisee Luis Ribeiro in the Greater Rochester area in the coming years following the August 2013 announcement of a multi-unit store development agreement. Ribeiro now owns 28 of the 64 Dunkin’ Donuts in the Greater Rochester area. Overall, Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open as many as 20 restaurants in the Greater Rochester area over the next few years, including the first Downtown Rochester location in early summer.

“I am excited to open these restaurants as Dunkin’ Donuts continues to expand its presence in the Greater Rochester area,” Ribeiro said. “We look forward to further expanding the brand in the region and serving our loyal guests who live, work and visit here.”

Dunkin’ Donuts also announced the arrival of Coffee Squares in participating Rochester-area locations. Rochester is one of just four markets nationwide to offer the sweet treats, which are smooth and rich like chocolate but made with real Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for $2.99.

The Palmyra and Henrietta restaurants incorporate the brand’s new “Fresh Brew Cappuccino Blend” design featuring a contemporary layout, color scheme, lighting, seating and other modern conveniences including hardwood flooring, soft couches, digital menu boards and additional USB and electrical outlets. Both restaurants have free Wi-Fi and drive-thru for guests on-the-go. The colorful, soft seating allow guests to relax with friends, have a business meeting, or work on their computers at mobile workstations

The Palmyra restaurant is 1,700 square feet and is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. It has seating for 15 guests and employs 20 crew members. The Henrietta restaurant is 1,700 square feet and is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. It has seating for 28 guests and employs 20 crew members.

Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, selling more than 1.7 billion cups of hot and iced coffee and espresso-based beverages, and approximately 2.4 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats combined globally per year. Today, there are more than 10,800 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants worldwide – more than 7,500 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in 39 states in the U.S. plus the District of Columbia, and more than 3,000 international restaurants in 31 additional countries.

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About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for seven years running. The company has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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