May 30, 2013 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA – Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced starting May 28 through June 28 participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Oklahoma City and Dallas will collect donations from guests via in-store canisters to support American Red Cross disaster relief like the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas, as well as countless crises at home and across the country.
In addition to the month-long collection program,Dunkin’ Brands will make a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help people affected by recent disasters like the Oklahoma tornadoes.
“Our Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisees, employees and restaurant crew members want to help provide assistance to those who have suffered the devastating impact of the tornadoes that struck Oklahoma,” said Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications Officer at Dunkin’ Brands. “Our hope is that our donation to the American Red Cross, coupled with the donations from our guests, will help the survivors and their families during this difficult time."
In addition to donating to the American Red Cross relief efforts through neighborhood Dunkin’Donuts restaurants, the public can contribute by visiting http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations or donate $10 by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.
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 10,500 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and more than 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.