About Us

Coastal Franchising is centered around our pledge to support and grow our restaurant locations, valued employees and the communities we serve. Through new developments and strategic acquisitions we are able to remain one of the largest Dunkin’ franchise groups in the nation, all while providing an unparalled, local experience to each guest at every location.

Coastal is headquartered in Charleston, SC and owns and operates over 110 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Southern Virginia. 

Come Visit

From custom holiday donuts to exceptional customer service, a visit to any of our locations will keep you running your way all day.

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Get Involved

Supporting non-profits in the communities we serve is just as important as serving hot, fresh coffee. We have donated over $2M to local organizations.

Learn more about our causes.


Work with Us

Along with top-notch benefits, room for advancement and incentives to be creative, our crew members at every level are part of the Coastal family.

Check out our current job openings.

  Our Corporate Team

George Ross

George Ross

Chief Executive Officer

Chad Lansing

Chad Lansing

Vice President of Operations

Gina Schmidt

Gina Schmidt

Vice President of Learning & Development

Debra Vickers

Debra Vickers

Vice President of Development & Licensed RE Broker

Aimee Dawley

Aimee Dawley

Director of Accounting

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Director of HR & Risk Management

Donna Wall

Donna Wall

Chief Administrative Officer


Dunkin' Delights Pittsboro: A Sweet New Beginning!

We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our newest Dunkin’ location at 40 Ramseur Rd. in Pittsboro, North Carolina, as part of the Coastal Franchising LLC family. The excitement was palpable as over 100 enthusiastic guests lined up around the building this morning, some even overnight, eager for the chance to win our “Coffee for a Year” giveaway.

The Store Manager and her dedicated team warmly welcomed the eager crowd and began serving them promptly. The grand opening festivities included a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and a generous $4,000 donation to Special Olympics, North Carolina.

We were honored to have Sheriff Mike Roberson present, who added to the day’s excitement by bringing out one of the Chatham County Cruisers for a Torch Run “Cover the Cruiser” event.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating this special day. We look forward to serving the Pittsboro community with your favorite Dunkin’ treats!

Dunkin' Delight: Bedford's First Location Brings Prizes and Community Support

ABC 13, Bedford VA | March 14, 2024

Dunkin’ has proudly set up shop at 1111 E. Lynchburg Salem Tpke. in Bedford, Virginia. As part of the Coastal Franchising LLC family, this newest addition to the community opened its doors to an enthusiastic crowd. The grand opening saw over 100 excited guests lined up for free Coffee for a Year.

But the giveaways don’t stop there. Dunkin’ will also made a generous contribution of $1,000 to the Special Olympics of Virginia as part of the grand opening festivities. With a spacious layout spanning 1400 square feet, the store will accommodate up to two dozen customers and provide employment opportunities for 36 crew members. Read More.

New Dunkin’ Location in Raleigh to Offer Year of Free Coffee to First 100 Customers

ABC 13, C | Mar. 4, 2024

Raleigh coffee lovers have something to celebrate as Dunkin’ gears up to unveil its newest location. Situated at 5601 Atlantic Ave., the store is set to kick off its grand opening with a special treat for early risers. The first 100 patrons to step through the doors will have the chance to win complimentary coffee for a whole year. Lucky winners will receive a booklet packed with coupons for four free medium hot or iced coffees per month, redeemable exclusively at the Atlantic Avenue branch.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m., where Coastal Franchising owner George Ross will present a $4,000 donation to the Special Olympics of North Carolina on behalf of the franchise. Read More.

Perk Up, Virginia: Dunkin Expands with Second Location!

WFXR, Christiansburg, VA| Jan. 22, 2024

Coastal Franchising LLC proudly unveiled its newest Dunkin’ location at 2387 Roanoke St, Christiansburg, VA, marking its second venture in the state. The grand opening saw an enthusiastic crowd lining up around the building since 5 pm the night before, eagerly awaiting the morning’s festivities.

In a heartwarming gesture, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted later in the day, accompanied by a generous donation of $1,000.00 to Special Olympics, Virginia. Gracing the occasion were two athletes representing Special Olympics, VA, alongside the Local Area Coordinator. Joining them were members of the Montgomery County Police and representatives from the Christiansburg Police Department, whose unwavering support was acknowledged and appreciated by the Dunkin’ family.Read More.

UNC Children’s Hospital patient’s doughnut design debuts in Triangle Dunkin’ shops

CBS 17, Raleigh, NC | Oct. 11, 2022

A UNC Children’s Hospital patient can now walk into Dunkin’ Donuts around the Triangle and see a doughnut she designed.

Peyton Carr, a teenager battling the blood cancer Severe Aplastic Anemia, was chosen as Dunkin’s doughnut decorating contest winner after the company partnered both with the hospital and UNC-Chapel Hill Athletics. Read more.