Dunkin' Donuts appears to be making a return to Boulder.

Signs that read "Coming Soon: Dunkin' Donuts" went up this week at 3235 28th St., a building that formerly housed a KFC/A&W restaurant.

Harman Management Corp., a Yum Brand franchisee that operates KFC and A&W restaurants in Colorado, shuttered the dual-branded eatery in Boulder and another in Lafayette last month.

Officials for Dunkin' Donuts and Sizzling Donuts LLC, a franchise operator that signed an agreement to open Dunkin' Donut locations in Denver, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Sizzling Donuts, a subsidiary of Utah-based Sizzling Platter, last year inked a development agreement with Dunkin' Brands Group to open 11 Dunkin' Donut locations in Colorado.

Sizzling Platter operates restaurants such as Little Caesars, Sizzler, Dunkin' Donuts, Red Robin and Hoppers.

Mitchell Lowe, vice president of development and general counsel of Sizzling Platter, told the Denver Post last year that his company was searching for sites in cities such as Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, Arvada, Westminster, Thornton, Brighton and Northglenn.

The Dunkin' Donuts brand has been absent from Boulder for more than 10 years.

In 2002, the franchise owner of the coffee and doughnut shop at 1795 Folsom St. terminated his contract with Dunkin' Donuts and converted the shop into a doughnut store called K's Donuts.

K's Donuts would close three years later.

Local restaurateur Paul Turley got his start in the Boulder restaurant business by opening a Dunkin' Donuts franchise in 1975.

Contact Camera Business Writer Alicia Wallace at 303-473-1332 or wallacea@dailycamera.com.