CANTON, Mass. -- Dunkin' Donuts franchisee George Ross, chief executive of Coastal Franchising LLC, has partnered with Hess Corp. to own and operate Dunkin' Donuts self-serve restaurants in 10 Hess locations in the greater Charleston, S.C., area.
The first two Hess self-serve units, located at 8976 University Boulevard in North Charleston and 1401 Old Trolley Road in Summerville, will open Friday, Nov. 9, with the remaining eight scheduled to open by mid-December. The list of locations includes:
- 1602 Highway #7, Charleston
- 3208 Ladson Road, Ladson
- 3490 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston
- 2685 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston
- 971 A Crowfield Boulevard, Goose Creek
- 8620 Dorchester Road, North Charleston
- 2245 Savannah Highway, Charleston
- 4306 Ladson Road, Ladson
Coastal Franchising first acquired four standalone Dunkin' Donuts franchises in Charleston in 2007 and has since added five more locations to its portfolio, the company said.
"As existing Dunkin' Donuts franchisees, George Ross and his team possess a wealth of knowledge on the brand, and we are thrilled they are expanding their network in Charleston," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of development, Dunkin' Brands. "The opening of these new locations is a great opportunity to expand the reach of the Dunkin' Donuts brand, while offering Charleston's on-the-go consumers a convenient place to enjoy high-quality coffee and baked goods."
To celebrate the grand openings, each restaurant will offer free product samplings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the first four weeks of operation, according to the announcement. All 10 locations will be open seven days a week.
"Dunkin' Donuts is one of the world's leading brands, and it has also become a favorite in Charleston," said George Ross, chief executive, Coastal Franchising LLC. "We are thrilled to bring Dunkin' Donuts' high-quality products to a new foodservice venue in the region, and hope to become a popular destination for guests amidst their daily routines and busy travel schedules."
"We are thrilled at the opportunity to provide greater value to our customers in Charleston by offering an outstanding brand such as Dunkin' Donuts," said Joe Novack, Hess Corp., Suneast regional director. "We see this is an important step in our commitment to delivering a great experience for our customers and continuing to grow our brand."