Monday, October 18, 2010

Cookeville To Get Dunkin' Donuts Franchise

A Dunkin' Donuts store is on its way to Cookeville.  The Canton, Mass.-based company said  Jim and Athena Skellion, new franchisees for the company, have agreed to open two restaurants, one in Cookeville and the other in Crossville.  Both are scheduled to open in 2012, although the location has not been announced. Officials with the chain say that, ideally, franchisees should possess a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $250,000, but financial qualifications will vary based on the opportunity available by market.  Historically a doughnut and hot coffee chain, Dunkin' Donuts has expanded its offering to include frozen and iced beverages, a full bakery assortment including bagels and muffins, breakfast sandwiches, and an all-day Oven-Toasted menu which includes flatbread sandwiches, hash browns and buttermilk biscuits. Officials say the new platform marks the most significant change to Dunkin' Donuts' product lineup since the company launched espresso-based beverages in 2003.