DETROIT -

Dunkin' Donuts is expanding in metro Detroit.

The coffee and baked goods company said it has deals with three exiting franchise groups to open 12 new shops in the area over the coming years.

The three franchise groups and their development plans include:

  • Existing franchise group Coffee Ventures, LLC plans to develop seven restaurants in suburban Detroit. Led by brothers Duane and Chris Barbat and their partner Rick Reuter, their first restaurant is planned to open in 2014, and the remainder by 2017. This team currently owns and operates eight locations in the area.

  • Existing Detroit franchisees Tarun and Falguni Raval plan to develop one restaurant in Detroit. Currently, this duo owns and operates two Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination locations in the area. Their new Detroit restaurant is planned to open in 2014.

  • Existing Detroit franchisees Nick and Masoud Shango plan to develop four restaurants in Detroit. This father-son duo currently operates five locations in the area. Their next restaurant is planned to open in 2014, and the remainder by 2016.

There's currently 53 and Dunkin’ Donuts shops in metro Detroit.