Canton, MA — Today, 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 honor 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, Ga.
Dunkin' Donuts has more than 80 restaurants in Greater China.
"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," says Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Brands and president of Dunkin' Donuts.
During the first 9 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 (QSR) 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.
"Because of our strong brand recognition, our differentiated products, innovative marketing and nearly 100% franchise business model, we believe Dunkin' Donuts has significant growth opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad," says Travis. "We are delighted to celebrate the opening of our 10,000th Dunkin' Donuts restaurant, and look forward to many more openings to come both in existing and new markets around the world."
Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
SOURCE: Dunkin' Brands