A new Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee plans to open nine new stores in the Birmingham area by 2017, according to a release today.

Star Restaurant Inc., which is headed by Georgia businessman Sadruddin Hakani, is opening its first store in 2013, although the company hasn’t named a location yet.

According to the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office, Star Restaurant’s legal name was issued to businessman Sajid Jalali, who has backed Hakani in previous partnerships.