Doughnut and coffee retailer Dunkin’ Donuts is planing to set up new retail outlets in the states of Nevada, Kansas, Texas, US to expand its presence in western and south central markets of the US.

The company will set up outlets in Reno, Nevada; Wichita and Topeka, Kansas; as well as portions of Texas, including territories in the western, southern and eastern parts of the state such cities of Amarillo and Corpus Christi.

As part of the expansion, the company is also looking for franchisees in these western and south central markets and expects to open outlets in 2014.

Dunkin’ Donuts offers franchisees flexible design concepts including free-standing stores, end caps, in-line sites, kiosks and gas stations, as well as other retail environments.

Dunkin’ Brands Group franchising and development vice president Grant Benson said that in Texas alone, agreements have been signed to open more than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts outlets over the next several years in cities like Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston, which is a testament to the strength of company’s brand and their passionate and dedicated franchisees.

"We are looking for qualified candidates with foodservice, operations and real estate experience," Benson said.

The expansion is part of the company’s 20 year goal to double its current footprint of over 7,000 outlets in the US.

The chain was founded in 1950 and offers freshly brewed hot and iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup Packs, Coolatta frozen drinks, muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and a DDSMART menu featuring better-for-you items.

The US company, currently, operates more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide.