Dunkin' Donuts Announces Entry Into Austria

Master franchise agreement with M&D Restaurant Development GmbH calls for the development of 25 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across Austria over the next five years.

CANTON, Mass. - Sept. 30, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Dunkin' Donuts, one of the world's leading coffee and baked goods chains, today announced that it has signed a master franchise agreement with M&D Restaurant Development GmbH to begin developing Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across Austria. The leaders of the franchise group have a wealth of retail and business experience in Austria. The master franchise agreement calls for the development of 25 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout Austria over the next five years, with an initial focus on the Vienna area.

"Austria has a rich and vibrant coffeehouse culture, so we are very excited to announce our entry into the country with Dunkin' Donuts," said Paul Twohig, President, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Europe and Latin America. "Our new master franchisee, M&D Restaurant Development GmbH, has a leadership team with a strong background in the retail industry. We look forward to partnering with them as we develop the Dunkin' Donuts brand across Austria in the years ahead."

Dunkin' Donuts currently has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries around the world, including nearly 150 locations across Europe in Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Austria will feature the brand's wide range of hot and cold coffees, espresso-based beverages, teas, Coolatta® frozen drinks, bagels, muffins, croissants, donuts, sandwiches and wraps, 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 are very pleased to bring Dunkin' Donuts' extensive range of high-quality beverages and food to Austria," said Patrick Marchl, Managing Director, M&D Restaurant Development GmbH. "Dunkin' Donuts serves guests needs whether they are looking to enjoy a coffee and a sandwich at the restaurant in the afternoon, or are looking to quickly pick up a coffee and a baked good to go in the morning. We look forward to serving guests across Austria as we begin opening Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the coming years."

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 nearly 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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