Dunkin' Donuts wants to open 9,000 new stores.
It's an ambitious goal for any retailer in this climate. And it might seem especially bold for Dunkin', which said this summer it is drastically slowing expansion plans.
scaling down while refining a new concept and then ramping up was
always the brand's plan, said R.J. Hottovy, an analyst who covers the
brand for Morningstar. Over the summer, Dunkin' said it would pare down
its menu at some locations, remodel stores, bring in new equipment and
sell more food in supermarkets and other non-Dunkin' locations.. . . more