Tulsa is among the markets where Dunkin' Donuts is looking to expand. It's part of an aggressive strategy to double the number of Dunkin' Donuts franchises over the next 20 years. They currently have more than 7,000 U.S. locations.
A statement from Dunkin' Donuts says the company is recruiting franchisees for the markets of Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado; Houston and Waco, Texas; Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
"Dunkin' Donuts' plans for these markets is part of an accelerated yet disciplined growth strategy," said John Dawson, Chief Development Officer for Dunkin' Brands. "We have generated considerable momentum in markets outside our core northeast markets and are excited to offer additional opportunities for both our existing and new franchisee candidates."
The company expects that restaurants in these new markets will begin to open in early 2013.