Dunkin’ Brands Group announces the appointment of David Hoffmann as president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada

CANTON, MA, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today (Sept. 22, 2016) announced that David Hoffmann, 48, has been named president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, effective October 3, 2016. He will report to Nigel Travis, Dunkin’ Brands Chairman and CEO, and will serve on the Dunkin’ Brands Leadership Team. Mr. Hoffmann joins Dunkin’ Brands after 22 years with McDonald’s Corporation, where he most recently served as President, High Growth Markets, which includes China, South Korea, Russia and several additional European markets.

Mr. Hoffmann replaces Paul Twohig who, as previously announced, is retiring and will stay with the company through the end of the first quarter 2017 to ensure a smooth transition. In his new position, Mr. Hoffmann will be responsible for Dunkin’ Donuts operations and marketing in the U.S. and Canada, as well as global franchising and store development for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.

“Dave is a proven leader with a wealth of quick service restaurant and franchising experience, and a solid track record of delivering growth in a wide range of economic and competitive environments. His financial and industry expertise, combined with his strong talent development skills and experience using digital technologies to enhance the restaurant experience, makes him uniquely positioned to help accelerate Dunkin’ Donuts’ strategic expansion in the U.S.,” said Travis. “His appointment also further solidifies our Leadership Team and supports our succession planning efforts as we work to position the company for long-term growth. We are delighted to welcome Dave to the Dunkin’ Brands team.”

Mr. Hoffmann began his career with McDonald’s as a crew member while in high school and later re-joined the company, post M.B.A., through its management training program. After holding a series of field operations positions, Mr. Hoffmann moved to the corporate office where he held leadership positions in numerous key functions including strategy and insights, development, training, operations and supply chain. Since 2008, when he was named vice president of strategy and franchising in Japan, Mr. Hoffmann has held general management positions covering a wide range of international markets including Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, most recently adding several European markets to his portfolio as President, High Growth Markets. Prior to McDonald’s, Mr. Hoffmann  worked for Arthur Andersen.

“I am honored to be joining Dunkin’ Brands at this exciting time in its growth trajectory,” said Hoffmann. “Dunkin’ Donuts is a great consumer brand and has tremendous development opportunities. I look forward to working with the Leadership Team, the community of franchisees and the brand’s talented employees to deliver on the strategic plans designed to drive Dunkin’ Donuts’ continued growth.”

Mr. Hoffmann earned a B.S. in accounting from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

About Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.

With more than 19,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the second quarter 2016, Dunkin’ Brands’ nearly 100 percent franchised business model included more than 11,900 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and more than 7,700 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

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Dunkin’ Donuts signed franchise agreement with the Mexican subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC to begin developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Mexico

  • Franchise agreement with Mexican subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC calls for the development
  • of More than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Mexico over the coming years

CANTON, Mass., 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading coffee and baked goods chains, today announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with the Mexican subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC, a franchisee of Dunkin’ Donuts in the United States, to begin developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Mexico. The leaders of the franchise group have a proven track record of success in the retail and restaurant industries both in Mexico and the United States. The franchise agreement calls for the development of more than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Distrito Federal, as well as the states of Hidalgo, México, Morelos, Jalisco, and Querétaro, over the coming years.

Since its founding in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts has become known around the world for its pairing of high-quality coffee and delicious donuts, as well as its range of other food and beverage options. Every year, Dunkin’ Donuts sells more than 1.8 billion cups of hot and iced coffee and more than 2.5 billion donuts and Munchkins® donut hole treats in its restaurants worldwide. In addition, there are more than 15,000 ways to order a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts given the brand’s selection of coffee blends, flavors, dairy and size options, along with dozens of different donut varieties to choose from.

“There’s a significant demand for what Dunkin’ Donuts offers, high-quality food and beverages served fast and at a great value, in Mexico,” said Paul Twohig, President, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Europe and Latin America. “We’re very pleased to be entering Mexico with the experienced leaders at Sizzling Platter, who have a strong track record in the quick service restaurant industry. We are thrilled to have Mexico wake up with DD soon.”

Dunkin’ Donuts currently has more than 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries around the world, including nearly 8,000 restaurants in North America in Aruba, the Bahamas, Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and the United States. Its largest market in the region is the United States, where Dunkin’ Donuts currently has more than 7,900 locations. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Mexico will feature the brand’s wide range of hot and iced coffees, espresso, cappuccino, lattes,teas, Coolatta® frozen drinks, bagels, muffins, croissants, donuts, and sandwiches, all served fast in friendly, convenient locations and at a great value. The brand will also offer regional menu items to cater to local tastes.

“We’re excited to bring Dunkin’ Donuts’ famous selection of coffee, baked goods and sandwiches to Mexico, along with its other delicious menu items,” said Mitch Lowe, General Counsel and Vice President of Development for Sizzling Platter. “We’re very passionate about Dunkin’ Donuts’ unique value proposition, and feel it will resonate well with guests across Mexico. We look forward to opening locations across Mexico in the coming years and making Dunkin’ Donuts a destination of choice for Mexican consumers.”

Dunkin’ Donuts is still looking to recruit qualified, multi-unit franchisee candidates to develop the brand in other markets in Mexico. Ideal franchisee candidates will have strong financial backgrounds, a deep knowledge of their local consumers, a proven track record of success in the restaurant industry, and a desire to develop multiple Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in their market in the coming years. For more information about Dunkin’ Donuts franchise opportunities, please visit www.ddglobalfranchising.com.

For more information about Dunkin’ Donuts, please visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About Dunkin’ Donuts
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 hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced 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 eight years running. The company has more than 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries worldwide. 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.

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Justin Drake
781-737-5200
justin.drake@dunkinbrands.com