Foodservice

GPM to Open 10th Dunkin’ Franchise

Retailer is slated to add two additional locations in 2021
dunkin system tap
Photograph courtesy of Dunkin'

RICHMOND, Va. — GPM Investments LLC will open a next-generation Dunkin’ location adjacent to one of its Roadrunner Markets convenience stores in Kingsport, Tenn., on Nov. 18.

This location is a subsidiary of Broyles Hospitality LLC, GPM’s independent Dunkin' franchisee in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee and Virginia. The Kingsport store will be Broyles’s 10th Dunkin’ franchise.

Like the rest of Dunkin’s next-generation concept stores—which debuted in January 2018—this location will feature a modern look with interior design that incorporates a brighter color palate; an open layout; and natural light to create an approachable, positive and energetic environment. The store will also offer drive-thru access as well as delivery, and will feature Dunkin’s eight-tap system for all cold beverages.

“GPM is always interested in developing the right franchising partnerships for our customers in the locations where they want them most, which is exactly what this—our 10th Dunkin’ location—does,” said Arie Kotler, president and CEO of GPM Investments. “Our goal is to continue to bring the best franchises to prime locations and as we work to elevate the customer experience in each of our stores across the country.”

Broyles Hospitality is slated to add two additional Dunkin’ locations in 2021, the company said.

“We are incredibly proud of our local Franchisee network, Broyles Hospitality, and the opening of our newest next-generation concept Dunkin’ restaurant in the Tri-Cities," said Katie Gaston, field marketing manager for Dunkin.’” “Our teams are excited to continue to bring guests a convenient, safe and on-the-go experience to keep them running on America’s favorite coffee and doughnuts.”

Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands, founded in 2004, operates 13,000 locations Dunkin’ locations in 43 countries, as well as more than 8,000 Baskin-Robbins locations in more than 5,000 countries. In November 2020, restaurant franchisor Inspire Brands acquired Dunkin’ Brands for more than $11 billion.

Based in Richmond, Va., GPM Investments operates 2,930 convenience stores in 33 states and Washington D.C. Locations include 1,350 company-operated stores and 1,580 dealer sites to which it supplies fuel.Its c-store brands are Fas Mart, Shore Stop, Scotchman, BreadBox, Young's, Li'l Cricket, Next Door Store, Village Pantry, Apple Market, Jiffi Stop, Admiral, Roadrunner Markets, Jiffy Food Marts, E-Z Mart, 1 Stop, TownStar, RStore, Mad Max, Baltus and Jetz.. In early OCtober, it closed on the acquisition of Empire Petroleum Partners. The company also recently signed a definitive agreement with Haymaker Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), to form a new, publicly traded company called Arko.

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