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Dunkin' Brands plans to open 685 to 800 new locations

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Staff writer ▼ | January 13, 2014
Dunkin' Brands Group's franchisees and licensees opened a combined total of 790 net new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and Baskin-Robbins shops around the world last year.
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Dunkin' BrandsDunkin' Brands Group's franchisees and licensees opened a combined total of 790 net new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and Baskin-Robbins shops around the world last year.


Dunkin' Brands one of the fastest-growing franchise companies by unit count in the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry. The company also announced that in 2014 on a global basis its franchisees and licensees plan to open 685 to 800 net new Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins locations.

In 2013, Dunkin' Donuts opened 371 net new restaurants in the U.S., which included openings in Colorado, New York, Texas and Utah. The company also signed multi-store development agreements in more than 20 domestic markets, including Southern California, Detroit, Michigan, Reno, Nevada, Salt Lake City, Utah, and throughout Texas and Ohio, among other regions. Additionally, a new restaurant design option was unveiled and 527 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants were remodeled domestically last year.

In 2014, the company expects its franchisees to open 380 to 410 net new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and continues to believe that it can achieve the long term goal of more than 15,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the U.S., almost double its present number of domestic locations.

In 2013, Baskin-Robbins experienced positive net new growth in the U.S., opening a net number of four new locations in markets including California, Florida and Texas. The brand closed the year with development commitments for new units in markets including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, and launched a new restaurant design option for Baskin-Robbins in the U.S.

In 2014, the company expects its franchisees and licensees to open 5 to 10 net new Baskin-Robbins restaurants in U.S.

In 2013, Dunkin' Donuts opened 138 net new restaurants outside the U.S., including its first restaurants in the United Kingdom in the Greater London area, and in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. The Company also stepped up its European development efforts, and with the signing of five new franchise agreements in Germany, plans to have 150 restaurants in that country over the next several years, up from its year-end number of 41 locations. Additionally, Dunkin' Donuts began franchise recruitment efforts in Brazil, Scandinavia and Turkey.

At the end of the year, Dunkin' Donuts also signed a master franchise agreement with Fast Gourmet Group (FGG) to develop the brand in Eastern China. The agreement calls for the development of more than 100 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang regions, with the first locations planned to open in Shanghai in 2014.

Baskin-Robbins opened 277 net new locations outside the U.S. in 2013. It also announced franchise recruitment in South Africa and Germany and a joint venture agreement with Galadari Ice Cream company to further develop the brand in Australia. Additionally in 2013, the company signed a licensing agreement for the Philippines and nine new store development agreements for Baskin-Robbins in China, which together would add 375 new Baskin-Robbins restaurants in that country over the next 10 years.

In 2014, the company expects its franchisees and licensees to open 380 to 410 net new Dunkin' Donut restaurants in the U.S. and 5 to 10 net new U.S. Baskin-Robbins locations in the U.S. Outside the U.S., the company expects to open 300 to 400 net new Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants for a worldwide total of 685 to 800 Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins net new restaurants in 2014.


 

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