February 10, 2017
Dunkin’ Donuts is returning to Hawaii after more than a 10-year absence. The sweet shop is planting its first stake on 1.3 acres on Paiea Street, across from the Honolulu International Airport Trade Center. The $5 million location will open in summer, and will be neighbors with an IHOP restaurant, a Shell gas station, and Aloha Island Mart convenience store.
The Dunkin’ franchisee, Aloha Petroleum, will own and operate the Dunkin’ store, as well as the gas station and convenience store. An IHOP franchisee is developing its restaurant on land subleased from the fuel company.
Aloha Petroleum has the franchise rights to open up to 15 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the state. The company also operates Shell, Aloha and Mahalo gas stations, as well as Aloha Island Marts, Menehune Food Marts and Subways. Some of the Dunkin’ stores will be developed within Aloha convenience stores, at shopping malls, or stand-alone sites.
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