If Western New York “runs on Dunkin’,” it’s going to have to do so with about half as many restaurants as it once did.
A Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee has closed 13 of his 26 locations.
Jason Saghir, owner of Page Ventures, said it was a difficult but necessary decision required to “create a leaner, more efficient business.”
“We remain committed to the Buffalo market and we continue to look ahead with optimism,” he said in a statement.
In a statement by Dunkin’ Donuts, the company distanced itself from Saghir’s decision to downsize and asked customers to remember that the brand had been serving the local market for 50 years.
“The decision to reduce their store base was made solely by Page Ventures, who deemed this action necessary to streamline and strengthen their business,” the company said. “We apologize for any inconvenience these closures may cause.”
The shops that closed are:
• 1280 Sweet Home Road, Amherst
• 2155 Eggert Road, Amherst
• 727 Maple Road, Amherst
• 598 Main St., Buffalo
• 9430 Main St., Clarence
• 4395 Union Road, Cheektowaga
• 5090 Genesee St., Cheektowaga
• 5760 Transit Road, Depew
• 4909 South Park Ave., Hamburg
• Routes 5 and 20, Irving
• 3155 Delaware Ave., Kenmore
• 6405 Dysinger Road, Lockport
• 2225 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda