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Alliance to Host Franchising Luncheon

The Charleston Area Alliance is hosting a luncheon for those interested in franchising opportunities from noon to 1 p.m. May 3.

Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the largest baked goods and coffee chains, is seeking to expand in the Charleston Metro Region as part of its steady growth strategy, which includes growing in existing markets and entering new cities across the country. It is working with the Charleston Area Alliance to expand its footprint and identify potential franchisees.

“We are looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations and real estate experience to join our team to help expand the brand’s footprint in Charleston,” said Shawn Caric, franchising manager for Dunkin’ Donuts. “We encourage interested parties to attend the May 3 luncheon to learn how to open a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in their community.”

Dunkin’ Donuts offers franchisees flexible design concepts including free-standing stores, end caps, in-line sites, kiosks and gas stations, as well as other retail environments.

Matt Ballard, the Alliance’s president and CEO, said the luncheon will serve as an informational session.

“It’s for those who want to learn more about investing in and opening a restaurant under a popular and proven brand name. We’ll discuss products, processes and dollars and cents,” Ballard said. “As the Alliance helps create the region’s economic future, we are focusing on entrepreneurship opportunities and downtown development as part of our overall outlook. We feel this opportunity fits within that blueprint.”

Dunkin’ Donuts will provide food and beverages for the luncheon. It is free to attend. To RSVP, please contact Danny Forinash at DForinash@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.

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