Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today celebrates the opening of its first two restaurants in India. The Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants officially opened this week in New Delhi, India with much local fanfare and excitement among guests.
In 2011, Dunkin’ Donuts signed an franchise agreement with Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. to develop 500 restaurants across the country over the next 15 years. The agreement marked the largest international store development commitment in Dunkin’ Donuts’ history.
“As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, we believe India represents a great growth opportunity for Dunkin’ Donuts. We are especially delighted that we are undertaking this opportunity with Jubilant FoodWorks, one of the largest and most successful food service companies in India, as our master franchisee in the country,” said Giorgio Minardi, President, Dunkin’ Brands International. “We think Indian consumers will love Dunkin’ Donuts’ high-quality food and beverages, our friendly restaurant environment, excellent customer service and the great value we offer.”
Dunkin’ Donuts and Jubilant FoodWorks have worked together to offer guests a menu that combines Dunkin’ Donuts’ high-quality coffee, a wide assortment of donuts, delicious breakfast sandwiches, and other beverages including Coolattas® frozen drinks and freshly-brewed tea. In addition, the shops will offer menu items adapted to suit local taste preferences such as an Alphanso Mango Fruit Milkshake, Mango donuts and vegetarian bakery sandwiches.
Over the course of 2011, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, opened 601 net new locations globally, including 323 net new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. In 2012, the company expects to open 350 to 450 net new Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins outside the United States. Dunkin’ Brands has more than 16,800 restaurants in nearly 60 countries and is one of the largest U.S. quick service restaurant (QSR) companies internationally by unit count.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for six years running. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2011, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.4 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.