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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Updated: Dunkin' Donuts to return to region

After a decade since the last store closed and a three-year franchisee search, Dunkin' Donuts is returning to Huntsville.The company announced today that the Robinson family and Southern Food Services, Inc. have signed on to open four franchises on the north side of the city, with the first opening next year and all stores being open within five years.

When they talk about "North Huntsville," it is important to remember that they probably mean the entire northern half of Madison County. So don't be surprised to see a store in Madison/West Huntsville, or out on 72 East.

An interesting tidbit: Dunkin' Donuts came in #4 on the original Ideas Map in the category of new restaurants, beating out Dave and Busters.

Map of the proposed Dunkin Donuts/Five Guys site. (Click to enlarge.) Image by Google Maps/Labels by James Vandiver
Update (2/12): Dunkin' Donuts will open its first Huntsville location on North Parkway at the intersection of Country Club-- interestingly enough, right across the street from Krispy Kreme. Five Guys (the last to be built in the region for now) will accompany Dunkin' in front of Costco on a site that was once occupied by a gas station and a bank. The restaurants will open in August 2012. Another Dunkin' Donuts will open in Madison by the "end of the year," according to the Times.


6 comments:

Ellen Lifer Jones said...

My prayers have been answered. Still going through DD withdrawals after moving back here from Atlanta 10 years ago. Can't wait to say my favorite morning request:
"Medium French Vanilla with cream and sugar, and one Bavarian Creme, please"

THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

People will gain weight just driving North on the Parkway!

Anonymous said...

So North Huntsville is the choice? On the South side of the parkway? Who will go there? People from Hazelgreen or A&M? Why not hit west HSV or South HSV. You get the Arsenal traffic at Redstone/Hobbs and Rideout.. Seems dumb when you do income and population searches.

Anonymous said...

Whats dumb is the arrogance exhibited by those on the south and westside.
The largest underserved market in Madison County is north of Oakwood to the TN state line. Sounds like the business owners see a gold mine waiting to be served. People in Hazel Green and A&m Area are capable of actually buying doughnuts.

codyg1985 said...

@Second Anon: I wished I could like your comment. I fully agree with what you said. South Huntsville and Madison/West Huntsville has everything else while the NE part of the county is always left out. It's time for us to get something.

christine said...

THANK YOUUUUUU!!!! MY FAMILY HAVE WENT THROUGH DD WITHDRAWALS SINCE WE MOVED HERE FROM CONNECTICUT :) Large Hazel nut Ice coffee 5/5 liquid sugar! yes please :)