A new Dunkin' Donuts franchisee has announced plans to open restaurants in the Kansas City area, including Sedalia and Warrensburg.

According to a news release from Dunkin' Donuts, the franchise group Hope and Destiny, Inc. has signed a multi-unit store development agreement to open three Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the region: "Development plans for the restaurants are currently underway, which are slated to open over the next several years throughout the Warrensburg and Sedalia areas. The first of the three restaurants is scheduled to open in 2019, with future development plans throughout the state thereafter."

Few details have been announced on the project, which is in the early stages of development. No specific locations for the Sedalia or Warrensburg restaurants have been determined, according to a spokesperson with Dunkin' Donuts.

"We are pleased to continue our expansion plans in Missouri with new franchisees, Hope and Destiny, Inc., working towards our long-term goal of developing more than 18,000 Dunkin' Donuts locations in the U.S., and know that these new restaurants will keep the Kansas City community running on Dunkin'," said Grant Benson, CFE, Senior Vice President of franchising and development, Dunkin' Brands. "Our hard-working and dedicated franchisees bring our brand, products and promotions to life each and every day and have been essential to our growth for the past 65 plus years, which has solidified our position as a leading brand in the quick service restaurant industry."

There are currently 36 Dunkin' Donuts locations across Missouri.