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More Dunkin’ Donuts Stores on the Way?

by ARLnow.com September 8, 2010 at 10:24 am 3,054 17 Comments

Dunkin’ Donuts wants to expand in Arlington and several other D.C.-area counties, and is looking to recruit franchise owners to help with that expansion.

Next week Dunkin’ Donuts will hold an information session in Tysons Corner to discuss franchise opportunities with interested local entrepreneurs. Among the localities where the company wants to expand are Arlington, Fairfax, Charles and Prince George’s counties.

Arlington is home to four Dunkin’ Donuts stores, excluding location in National Airport. Current locations include Crystal City, Pentagon City, Columbia Pike and Lee Highway — so far, none in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.

In a statement, Dunkin’ Donuts said it is looking to drive local expansion by recruiting quality franchise owners.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations and real estate experience to join our team to help expand the brand’s footprint in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas,” a company executive said.

  • MB

    If they wanted to stick around here, they should have stayed in the space now occupied by Pio Pio. (Why anyone wants Dunkin Donuts, I have no idea).

    • TGEoA

      1) Dunkins has better coffee than Starbucks
      2) Dunkins will make your coffee to order, unlike Starbucks
      3) You won’t hear any douchebag orders like you do at Starbucks. Give me a double espresso soy latte decafe.

      • LP

        Agreed
        Agreed
        Agreed

    • Elizabeth

      The owners of that DD, as well as the one that used to be in Buckingham, “got tired” of doing it and bagged out years ago. What is much better in it’s place is Pio Pio, with their lack of landscaping, zero customers and predatory towing practices. One wonders how they can afford the 13k/mo rent yet stay in business for so long. Perhaps they’re selling more than chickens.

  • Kevin

    There are 2 locations on Columbia Pike, I think that makes 5 stores.

    • The other Columbia Pike location is in Falls Church.

  • Bill

    Back when Dunkin Donuts made donuts fresh in each store, it was work going to. But since they switched to making the donuts centrally and shipping them to the stores, they’re no better than donuts from a supermarket.

  • Loxy

    I am one who prefers Dunkin Donuts coffee to Starbucks by a mile (save for the pumpkin spice latte, of course). Bring DD to Rosslyn, please!

  • coffee drinker

    Ick–hate DD coffee. And the donuts (and other baked goods) are nothing to write home about. What would be really nice would be fewer coffee chains and more independent coffee/bakery places. Wouldn’t it be cool to have an independent donut shop?

  • ArlRes

    Sounds good to me. Reasonably priced coffee and breakfast snacks.

  • Pillup

    Having lived in RI for over four (4) years, I was used to having a DD on every corner (168 stores servicing about 1 million residents). Please put one up in Rosslyn!!

  • Sarah

    Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in Rosslyn would be fabulous! Only my waistline will complain.

  • Jason

    On S. Four Mile Run there are two vacant spaces across from the West Village of Shirlington development begging for a coffee shop. It would be great to see a Dunkin go in. A local coffee chain would be great as well. Please Arlington, just no more auto body shops!

    • JR

      that would be great… but apparently only auto body and pet service companies seem to be attracted to the area.

  • JosephRicks

    more Dunkin D’s are fine, but what’s up with the shortage of tater tots in the morning? their tots are the best thing they have, but they’re always sold out; WTF … their donuts are pretty good if u take em home and dip them in melted cake icing …

  • coffee drinker with good taste

    Dunkin Donuts is the greatest thing ever. Anyone who prefers Starbucks coffee to DD coffee is just wrong. More Dunkin Donuts please!!! I figure 1 every mile or 2 should suffice.

  • mosprott

    Could we get a Winchell’s, please?

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