Dunkin' Donuts, one of the world's leading coffee and baked goods chains, recently announced that it had signed agreements with two franchise groups to begin developing Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United Kingdom.
The two agreements call for the development of 50 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Greater London over the next five years, with an initial focus on North London and East London. The chain is also in advanced discussions with additional franchise partners to help develop a total of 150 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the UK over the next five years, which includes the two signed agreements.
The Court Group, chaired by UK businessman David Sheepshanks, has signed a franchise agreement with Dunkin' Donuts to open 25 restaurants in East London over the next five years. DDMG Ltd., a partnership formed by three experienced US Dunkin' Donuts franchisees from the Baltimore/Philadelphia area and two local UK operators, has signed an agreement to develop 25 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in North London over the next five years.
“We feel there is significant opportunity for Dunkin' Donuts in the UK, and we have had a tremendous response from potential franchisees interested in developing the brand across the country,” said Giorgio Minardi, President, Dunkin' Brands International. “We are especially excited to begin the expansion of Dunkin' Donuts into the UK with The Court Group and DDMG Ltd., two experienced franchisees who have a deep passion for the brand and a solid understanding of the local market. We look forward to working with them to make Dunkin' Donuts' high-quality beverages, baked goods and sandwiches part of the way of life in the UK.”
“Dunkin' Donuts' expansion into the United Kingdom is an important step in the brand's overall expansion strategy. Now customers in the UK can enjoy the same winning range of fresh-baked donuts, munchkins, muffins, sandwiches and delicious coffees and beverages that have made them a leading brand here in the Middle East as well as other parts of the world,” said David Rodgers, General Manager of Dunkin' Donuts Middle East.
Dunkin' Donuts currently has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries around the world, including more than 100 locations across Europe in Bulgaria, Germany, Russia and Spain. Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the UK will feature the brand's wide range of coffees, teas, espresso-based beverages, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, croissants and sandwiches. The brand will also offer regional menu items specific to the UK to cater to local tastes and options from its DDSMART® lineup.
A firm favourite among discerning consumers in the UAE for its outstanding range of fresh-from-the-oven baked goods and delicious and extensive range of beverages, Dunkin' Donuts currently serves customers across the Emirates through 74 restaurants and points of sale.