For most people, coffee is necessary to start the day. It’s the reason chains like Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks have prospered and why McDonalds has added the McCafe section to their menu. Dunkin’ Donuts has seen that coffee is a luxury that most of us cannot live without, and they have already put into motion plans to expand its chain. Display and Design Ideas reported:
“Dunkin’ Donuts, a subsidiary of Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands Inc., has announced that 86 new restaurants are slated for development in the Washington, D.C. market by 2020, according to www.restaurantnews.com. Fifteen development agreements were signed during the past year that will deliver 64 new restaurants, in addition to 22 restaurants that previously were contracted.”
Dunkin’ Donuts has taken the smart step to expand its presence in a metropolitan area that has seen growth, and that most likely purchases a lot of coffee, “Washington D.C. has been a priority growth market for Dunkin’ Donuts and these 15 agreements have essentially sold out Dunkin’ Donuts development opportunities in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area,’ said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning for Dunkin’ Brands Inc.”
Since Dunkin’ Donuts is not based out of D.C., it is up to them to research and find skilled contractors, architects and permit expediters in the areas that they are looking to begin construction. Laws and regulations may be different in the various local municipalities that they are looking to build, and it is extremely important to have knowledgeable staff on hand. If the construction project is to be completed by 2020, the workers have to have everything in order.
Permit expediters play an extremely vital role in making sure that construction projects are completed on time and on budget. If they do not secure the proper permits to begin building then construction could be halted for an unknown amount of time. Furthermore, if they apply for the wrong permits or fail to obtain the permits then construction could be stopped altogether and fines may be issued.
There are many factors that go into deciding to expand a retail chain, and one important consideration should be the construction crew that is used and the permit expediters that are sent ahead to secure the right paperwork. Without either, any company could face an expanded budget and angry consumers.
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