Dunkin’ Donuts, At-A-Glance
Dunkin’ Donuts is owned by Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands is the parent company of both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.
At the end of 2013, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. had franchisee-reported sales of approximately $9.3 billion.
Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins is one of the largest QSR (quick service restaurant) companies in the world with more than 18,000 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide.
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has a nearly 100 percent franchised model.
There are nearly 11,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in 33 countries.
Dunkin’ Donuts Locations
(As of February 2014)
United Arab Emirates
District of Columbia
Dunkin’ Donuts Milestones
Bill Rosenberg invests $5,000, forms Industrial Luncheon Services.
Bill Rosenberg opens donut restaurant “Open Kettle” on Southern Artery in Quincy, Massachusetts.
“Open Kettle” name changed to Dunkin’ Donuts.
First franchise agreement signed and executed in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Bill Rosenberg becomes one of the founders of the International Franchising Association (IFA).
100th Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant opens.
Dunkin’ Donuts University (DDU) is created.
First overseas Dunkin' Donuts restaurant opens in Japan.
Munchkins® donut hole treats are introduced.
Dunkin’ Donuts introduces freshly baked muffins.
First network TV commercials are aired.
1,000th U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant opens.
Largest Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the world opens in Bangkok, Thailand with seating for 130.
Fred the Baker, TIME TO MAKE THE DONUTS®, advertising campaign begins.
Allied Domecq PLC purchases Dunkin’ Donuts.
2,000th U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts opens.
3,000th U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts opens.
1,000th international Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant opens in Thailand. Hazelnut and French Vanilla coffees are introduced as companions to Dunkin’ Donuts’ famous original blend.
Dunkin’ Donuts introduces freshly baked bagels.
Dunkin’ Donuts revolutionizes the summer beverage category with the introduction of Coffee Coolatta® slush drinks.
Dunkin’ Donuts introduces breakfast sandwiches.
In March, Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates its eight billionth cup of coffee sold since opening its doors in 1950.
Dunkin’ Donuts opens its 5,000th worldwide restaurant in Bali, Indonesia. Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Dunkin’ Donuts introduces hot chocolate and the Dunkaccino®.
Dunkin’ Donuts launches an espresso revolution with a new line of espressos, lattes and cappuccinos.
Dunkin’ Donuts moves its headquarters to Canton, Massachusetts.
Dunkin’ Donuts introduces nine sugar-free flavors of iced coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts unveils a new prototype restaurant design in Pawtucket, Rhode Island...
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