“The Dunkin’ Donuts brand has already been very successful for us in Cincinnati, and we are excited to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence throughout Dayton and the state of Ohio,” Gilligan said in the news release. “In fact, we will be building free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants with drive-throughs as well.”
The chain’s sole Dayton-area shop is at 7777 Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) in Miami Twp. just north of the Dayton Mall. The area had three or four other Dunkin’ Donut locations over the years, but those stores “came to the end of their leases” and closed, Grant Benson, Dunkin’ Donuts’ vice president of franchising and market planning, told the Dayton Daily News in March 2011. At that time, the Canton, Mass.-based company hosted a franchise seminar in downtown Dayton and announced it was offering incentives for those wishing to open locations in the Dayton area.