Dunkin’ Donuts: opens 10’000th restaurant

Canton / MA. (prn) Dunkin´ Donuts opened its 10’000th restaurant. The landmark 10’000th new restaurant is located in Xi´An, China. Several other Dunkin´ Donuts restaurants, which opened throughout the world over the past few days, vied for the honour of being the 10’000th location. These include three new locations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as well as new restaurants in Bogota, Colombia and Kingsland, Georgia.

Dunkin´ Donuts has more than 80 restaurants in Greater China. The newest restaurant in China, the tenth in Xi´An and 10’000th in the world, is being opened by franchisee Shannxi Stellerich Food + Restaurant Management Co. Limited.

«We are proud to have opened the world´s 10’000th Dunkin´ Donuts restaurant in China, a country which we believe offers tremendous opportunity to both our Dunkin´ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands», said Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin´ Brands and President of Dunkin´ Donuts. «From its beginnings as a single restaurant in Quincy, Massachusetts, Dunkin´ Donuts is today a global brand located in 32 countries around the world».

During the first nine months of 2011, Dunkin´ Brands Inc., the parent company of Dunkin´ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, opened approximately 480 net new locations globally, including 230 net new Dunkin´ Donuts restaurants. Dunkin´ Brands has more than 16’500 restaurants in 56 countries and is one of the largest U.S. quick service restaurant companies internationally by unit count.

Dunkin´ Donuts has maintained steady global growth over the past several years, opening new restaurants in the United States, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Russia, and Latin and South America. Earlier this year, Dunkin´ Donuts announced an agreement to enter India and plans to open more than 500 restaurants in the country over the next 15 years. Last month, Dunkin´ Donuts surpassed 100 restaurants in Saudi Arabia.