Dunkin’ continues its successful growth as it expand its footprint throughout the Birmingham metro area after adding another 2 locations: 1 near the busy intersection of Highway 119 and Highway 280 in Hoover and 1 at the newly proposed retail development near Hwy 17 and Helena Rd.
Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Lacey Scott represented the Dunkin’ franchisee, Bluemont Group, on their 5th and 6th Alabama locations as they leased endcap spaces with drive-throughs at each center. Cahaba Market, the newly planned +/-13,000 sf retail development on Hwy 280, has an opening expected late 2021. Dunkin’ will be joined by Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Anatole’s Bike Shop at the upcoming development. The Helena retail development is expected to be a total of +/-11,000sf, opening early 2022 and sits next to the newly proposed Chick-Fil-A, Heartland Dental and AT&T.
Casey Howard stated, “Our team is thrilled to represent Dunkin’ and Bluemont Group on yet another 2 Alabama locations to grow their successful store portfolio. They are a phenomenal group to work with and have proven successful time and time again in opening strong locations that serve the community and their customers well. We knew Dunkin’ needed to have a presence in both of these markets and while very challenging to find sites along these 2 corridors that fit, both sites were a win for all involved. Both sites benefit from strong traffic and visibility and are high growth areas for their business.
The new Dunkin’ locations will feature the brand’s new Next Gen modern design and in-store innovations, a drive-thru and mobile pickup area available for app orders, and a digital order status board enabling order tracking.
Bluemont Group has been in operation since 2008 and is one of Dunkin’s leading franchisees in the country, recently winning Dunkin’s prestigious, “National Developer of the Year” award. Over the past 10 years, Bluemont Group has grown from just a few stores in Knoxville and Chattanooga, to owning and operating 45 stores in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. Their team has over 60 years of combined real estate, equity management, and franchise operations experience.