August 13, 2009 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin' Donuts, the world's largest coffee and baked goods chain, is proud to celebrate the opening of its flagship restaurant in The Bahamas. The company's newest international restaurant, owned and operated by Dunkin' Donuts' franchise partner, Bahamas QSR, Ltd., a member of The Myers Group of Companies, opened in downtown Nassau. This opening marks a key milestone in the gradual revitalization of the city.
Dunkin' Brands Chairman Jon Luther and Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis will celebrate the opening at an open house at 11:00 a.m. During the open house, customers will have an opportunity to sample delicious Dunkin' Donuts menu items.
Bahamas QSR, Ltd. opened its first two Dunkin' Donuts shops at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in March 2009. Additional stores are planned to open on the island by the end of this year.
"We are very excited to welcome The Bahamas to our growing list of international restaurant locations in the Caribbean," said Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands CEO. "We are pleased with the positive response to the two Dunkin' Donuts airport restaurants and we are confident island residents will embrace Dunkin' Donuts' commitment to deliver high-quality coffee and baked goods fast, fresh and at an affordable price."
"Dunkin' Donuts is proud to serve the visitors and hard-working people of The Bahamas," said George Myers, Chairman & CEO, The Myers Group of Companies, Ltd. "The restaurant will benefit regular downtown customers who love great tasting coffee and baked goods, as well as local businesses that can benefit from our special catering capabilities."
Dunkin' Donuts opened its first international restaurant in Japan in 1970. Today, Dunkin' Donuts has more than more than 6,300 Dunkin' Donuts shops in the United States and more than 2,500 shops in thirty countries including Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Columbia, and most recently China.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories, and the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for three years running. The company has more than 8,800 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2008, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $5.5 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc.