April 23, 2013 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA – Dunkin’ Brands, home to two of the world’s most recognized and loved brands, announced today the opening of two Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and one Baskin-Robbins shop at the newly renovated Dallas Love Field Airport. A joint venture led by premier travel retailer Hudson Group will operate the new locations.
The first Dunkin’ Donuts opened on March 28 in the pre-security meet and greet level, and the second opened on April 16 in the post-security main entrance area. The Baskin-Robbins shop also opened on April 16, next to Gate 8. With these openings, Dunkin’ Brands has 94 locations in 34 airports across the country and has plans to open nine more this year.
“Airports continue to be a strong growth area for Dunkin’ Brands, and Hudson Group has been a valued partner of ours since opening their first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at the Philadelphia Airport in 2011,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of development, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. “Together with Hudson Group, we’re prepared for the rush of travelers stopping by wherever their busy schedules may take them.”
The company’s growth in alternate locations, such as airports, mass transit stations, travel centers, supermarkets, college campuses and military bases continues to be a focal point for expansion in 2013. Over the next few months, Dunkin’ Brands plans to open locations at Great Wolf Lodge, Denver International Airport, Sheppard Air Force Base, New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal E, Philadelphia International Airport Terminal A, among others.
“Our team is delighted for the opportunity to continue providing unparalleled service to the employees and travelers of Dallas Love Field Airport, where we have operated for the past 18 years,” added Joe DiDomizio, President & CEO of Hudson Group.
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With more than 17,400 points of distribution in nearly 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 fiscal year 2012, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included more than 10,400 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and nearly 7,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. For the full-year 2012, the company had franchisee-reported sales of approximately $8.8 billion. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.
Hudson Group, the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. The company operates some 700 newsstands, bookstores, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and additional newsstands in 12 more countries around the world. Dufry operates over 1,200 stores in 43 countries and 155 airports and transportation terminals. Visit us at www.hudsongroup.com and www.dufry.com.