Southeast Enterprise Holdings Inc., owned by Commerce Township’s Askar Brands Chairman and Founder Casey Askar, has announced the acquisition of 47 Dunkin’ restaurants in south Florida.
The stores in the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach markets will be led by new SHE CEO George McAllan, a former vice president of international operations at Dunkin’.
“We’re proud of the growth that Askar Brands has seen over the past several years, and we’re excited to add the Dunkin’ brand to our family of franchises,” says Askar. “With George McAllan leading the charge of Askar Brands’ new Dunkin’ division, SEH, along with his experience with the Dunkin’ brand, we know these restaurants will cultivate lasting customer relationships and continue to be integral parts of their local communities.”
Within the agreement, SEH acquired a store development agreement for the exclusive development of six restaurants in southwest Broward County (including Pembroke Pines and Miramar) and Northwest Dade County (including Opa-Locka, Palm Springs North, and Miami Gardens) over the next five years, continuing Dunkin’s growth in the south Florida market.
“With Casey’s vision, our team has a solid growth plan to grow the Dunkin’ brand in south Florida, a significant growth market for all Dunkin’,” says McAllan. “Our focus for the near future will be on improving our stores’ customer service and processes, along with remodeling with the new Dunkin’ footprint, as well as establishing new restaurants in the marketplace.”
Dunkin’ recently was named the No. 1 franchise in the 2020 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list.
“For me personally, the addition of these Dunkin’ stores to my family’s portfolio is a vital part of my overall succession plan,” adds Askar. “As my children enter our business and continue the growth plan we’re setting in place, it is my hope that these stores will thrive for many years to come in South Florida.”
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Askar Brands is a franchisor and operator of multiple well-known quick service and casual dining restaurants across the nation, including Blackjack Pizza & Salads, Papa Romano’s Pizza, Papa’s Pizza To Go, Breadeaux Pizza, Mr. Pita, and CJ’s Brewing Co. Askar Brands also operates 45 Church’s Chicken franchise locations across six states. Visit askarbrands.com for more information.