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Oct. 29, 2012

Dunkin’ Donuts to Open 16 Stores in Salt Lake City by 2018

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor

Sixteen Dunkin’ Donuts locations are on their way to Salt Lake City. As part of a strategy to expand the brand in the West, an affiliate of Sizzling Platter L.L.C. plans to open the first location next year, followed by a phased rollout through 2018.

In February, the Murray-based firm’s Sizzling Donuts L.L.C. affiliate secured deals for 11 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Denver and eight in El Paso, Texas. All told, Sizzling Platter operates seven national brands of quick-service and family restaurants in the western U.S.

The coffee and baked goods franchise currently has no minimum unit requirement in place for its franchise deals, a provision that company officials say make the brand an attractive option for first-time franchisees. Sizzling Platter did not immediately specify the locations of the new stores; however, Dunkin’ Donuts is known for its variety of formats and locations, ranging from free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas stations, convenience stores, travel plazas and colleges.