Dunkin’ Donuts targets Wichita, Topeka for franchises

Dunkin’ Donuts said Tuesday it is expanding west and seeking franchisees in Topeka and Wichita.

The company, based in Canton, Mass., said its goal is to double its footprint of more than 7,000 restaurants in the U.S. in the next 20 years.

In a release Tuesday, the company said it is also looking for franchisees in Reno, Nev., and portions of Texas, including Amarillo and Corpus Christi.

“In Texas alone, agreements have been signed to open more than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants over the next several years in cities like Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston,” said Grant Benson, vice president of franchising and development for the Dunkin’ Brands Group, in the release.

According to its website, prequalification for a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee includes experience in the food and beverage business, $250,000 in liquid assets and $500,000 in net worth.