Dunkin’ Donuts plans 11 locations in N.O.

Dunkin’ Donuts has signed agreements with two franchise groups to develop 11 new restaurants throughout New Orleans over the next several years, the Canton, Mass., company said Tuesday.

Alaa and Dhiya Esmail plan to develop six restaurants in New Orleans, with the first opening this year and the others by 2016.

BBC Foods LLC, led by Bhavin and Bharat Chauhan, will develop five restaurants, with the first opening in 2014 and the remainder by 2018.

As part of its expansion in Louisiana, Dunkin’ Donuts said it still has franchises available in New Orleans, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Alexandria and Monroe.