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Dunkin' Donuts to Open 7 Restaurants in Duluth Area

Updated: 07/28/2014 11:13 AM
Created: 07/28/2014 11:11 AM WDIO.com

Seven Dunkin' Donuts restaurants are coming to the Duluth area, with the first location expected to open in spring of 2015.

The national restaurant chain announced the plans Monday, saying it has an agreement with franchisees Brian and Sharon Weidendorf to open the seven restaurants.  According to a press release, the Weidendorfs have more than 30 years of experience in the real estate development industry. Pat Messina, a restaurant industry veteran, will manage and oversee the daily operations for each restaurant.

"We are excited to expand the brand's presence in Minnesota and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Brian Weidendorf in a statement.  "We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to opening our restaurants in the years to come."

Rumors about Dunkin' Donuts coming to Duluth began to swirl last month when the company announced plans to return to Minnesota, with the first new restaurant to open in Rochester.  The franchisee developing that location will develop another five locations in the Rochester area.

The company is still seeking franchisees in the Minneapolis and Mankato areas and will hold a seminar in Edina on Thursday.

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