Aloha Petroleum Named Dunkin' Developer of the Year

Aloha Petroleum

CANTON, Mass. — Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. named Aloha Petroleum of Hawaii the 2017 Dunkin' Developer of the year. The award was presented at the recent Dunkin' Brands Global Convention in Las Vegas.

The annual honor is given to a franchisee that excels in all areas of building the brand and opening Dunkin' restaurants, the company said.

"Aloha Petroleum brought Dunkin' back to Hawaii for the first time in many years with aggressive expansion plans," said Grant Benson, senior vice president of franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "The group opened 10 points of distribution in 2017, including two traditional locations with drive-thrus, one non-traditional location and seven self-serve locations. With a third traditional location that opened this year, Aloha Petroleum developed 11 outlets in only eight months."

Honolulu-based Aloha Petroleum operates approximately 100 Shell, Aloha, and Mahalo branded gas stations, 50 Aloha Island Marts and four Menehune Food Marts. It is the exclusive Dunkin' Donuts franchisee for the state of Hawaii.

"We have been pleased with our performance and progress with the Dunkin' brand in Hawaii. I am especially happy that Aloha was recognized as the Dunkin' Developer of the Year!" said Richard Parry, president and CEO of Aloha Petroleum. "We are honored to receive this award, and look forward to a winning future together keeping Hawaii running on Dunkin'."

Canton-based Dunkin' Brands Group's 100-percent franchised business model includes more than 12,500 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants.