Dunkin' Donuts plots UK return
13 August, 2012
The US-based Dunkin’ Donuts chain could return to the UK under a new European expansion, the Telegraph reports.
The company pulled out of the UK in the mid-1990s but might find the climate right for a return now, following the rise of coffeeshops and the expansion of rival donut brands including Krispy Kreme.
The Telegraph quotes Dunkin’ Brands president Nigel Travis, a Briton, as promising to open 300 to 400 stores across Europe over the next five years, with Germany and Spain top of the hitlist.
There are currently 91 Dunkin’ Donut stores and 356 branches of the sister Baskin Robbins brand across the continent. “We think this is a great time so we can get in at a difficult time and build up. We actually think Europe is a terrific opportunity for us now.”
Travis claimed there was “enormous interest” in the Dunkin’ Donuts brand in the UK, and said it was “investigating how the parent company could supply a network of franchise shops”.
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