CANTON, MASS. – Dunkin’ Donuts and QSR Services, L.C.C. have signed an agreement that will lead to the opening of nine restaurants in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb. The first restaurant should open in 2013, and the rest are scheduled to open by 2017.

“We are excited to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Omaha and Lincoln and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Bryce Bares, president of QSR Services. “We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the years to come.”

Franchise opportunities still are available in western Nebraska and the Missouri cities of Springfield and Joplin, according to Canton-based Dunkin’ Donuts.