Dunkin' Donuts opens in Rochester; sets sights on Minnesota expansion

By KBJR News 1

Dunkin' Donuts opens in Rochester; sets sights on Minnesota expansion

June 30, 2014 Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 1:22 PM CDT

Rochester, MN (NNCNOW,com) -Dunkin' Donuts has announced the opening of a new restaurant in Rochester at the Kahler Grand Hotel.

The recent opening is part of a franchise expansion throughout Minnesota including Minneapolis, Duluth and Mankato.

The new Rochester restaurant features a complete menu of Dunkin' Donuts' internationally recognized coffee, lattes, donuts and bakery goods.

In January, the Canton, Massachusetts-based Dunkin Donuts announced plans to bring the brand back to the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

The Rochester location restaurant employs 40 crew members.

"Today is an exciting day for Dunkin' Donuts. There is an incredible passion for the brand in Minnesota, and we look forward to serving our guests at this new location," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands.

"We are excited about our continued development throughout Rochester as well as Minneapolis, Mankato and Duluth in the years to come."

As one of the fastest growing quick service restaurant brands, Dunkin' Donuts' has brought development opportunities to Minnesota, and the company is continuing to recruit qualified, multi-unit foodservice operators in the cities of Minneapolis and Mankato.

To help fuel growth in these markets, special development incentives are available, which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $10,000 in local store marketing for stores that open on time.