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August 28, 2013

Dunkin' Donuts just keeps growing in N.H.


“They just opened a new store at 227 North Broadway, where the old Granite State Potato Chip factory was located,” Salem planning director Ross Moldoff said. “They obviously have a very successful business model, as evidenced by all the stores they are building around the region.”

Dunkin’ is proposing a country-style store with dormers in Pelham, planning director Jeff Gowan said.

“The Planning Board held a site walk last Saturday that was very well attended,” Gowan said. “A plan to improve traffic flow by altering the end of Valley Hill Road, where it meets Mammoth, was discussed at the site walk and the Highway Safety Committee will meet to review and provide comment on that concept in advance of the Sept. 5 Planning Board meeting.”

Off-site traffic improvements would be subject to approval from selectmen, should planners OK the overall plan, Gowan said.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is certainly a successful and prolific company,” he said.

Windham community development director Laura Scott said the Windham project would be a new one, with Dunkin’ as one of three tenants, near the intersection of Range Road and Delahunty Drive.

The company’s vision, one of ongoing growth, is outlined on the corporate website that details plans for major expansion throughout the U.S., including Texas and California.

In Southern California alone, plans call for 45 stores.

The company in recent months also announced 19 new stores in Texas and eight for the Rochester, N.Y., area.

In 1980, the company’s slogan was changed to “Dunkin’ Donuts, it’s worth the trip.”

There’s little travel involved today and the current slogan seems more appropriate: “America runs on Dunkin’.”

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