October 12, 2012
Doughnuts duke it out in Midlands as Dunkinexpands
By Kristy Eppley Rupon [email protected] Dunkin’ Donuts has found a sweet spot in the Midlands. The purveyor of cakey doughnuts and fresh coffee, which traditionally has had a low-key presence in the area, is opening a rash of new stores from Lexington to Northeast Richland. “We’re thrilled to be there in the community,” said Peter Marrinan, president and chief executive of franchisee TBG Food Acquisition Corp., a subsidiary of New York-based private equity firm the Beekman Group. “Columbia is a really lovely place, and we’ve found a really warm reception.” Here’s what the brand has planned: A new store in a former bank building on Devine Street at Millwood Avenue, across from Dreher High School, will open in the first quarter of next year.
- A store opened on South Lake Drive in Lexington a couple of weeks ago.
- At the end of this month, a store with a drive-through window will open in the BP station on Blythewood Road in Blythewood.
- The franchisee also is about to start construction of a new store in Sumter.