Dunkin' Donuts India Long-Term Expansion on Track
Opens new flagship restaurant in South Indian City of Bangalore
September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA - Dunkin' Donuts, one of the world's leading baked goods and coffee chains, is continuing its rapid development across India with its master franchisee, Jubilant FoodWorks, where it's on track to meet its previously announced development target of 500 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants over the long-term. Since signing its master franchise agreement with Jubilant FoodWorks in 2011, 36 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants have been opened in 12 cities across India, including its newest location which opened yesterday in the South Indian city of Bangalore. With this latest restaurant opening, Dunkin' Donuts now has a presence in three of India's most significant urban markets, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
"We are pleased with the development progress we've made across India over the past few years with our master franchisee Jubilant FoodWorks," said John Varughese, Vice President, Dunkin' Brands India, Middle East and Southeast Asia. "Since opening our first restaurants in New Delhi in 2012, we've expanded our presence to a number of other cities across India, including Mumbai, Gurgaon and Punjab. With the opening of our new restaurant in Bangalore, Dunkin' Donuts is well on its way to having a national presence in India."
Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in India serve the brand's wide range of high-quality beverages, sandwiches and baked goods, including Dunkin' Donuts' signature Original Blend coffee. Additionally, the brand serves regional products that cater to local tastes, including the Wicked Wrap, which features marinated spicy chicken tenders and nachos wrapped in a multigrain tortilla, and Spiked Iced Tea, which is freshly brewed iced tea generously splashed with sweet and exotic spices.
"After receiving a great reception from our guests in cities including New Delhi and Mumbai, we're excited to begin our journey south with our new restaurant in Bangalore," said Ajay Kaul, CEO of Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. "Bangalore is the perfect city for Dunkin' Donuts' wide range of high-quality beverage and food options. We look forward to opening additional Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across India in the months and years ahead."
Dunkin' Donuts is one of the fastest growing brands in India with 36 restaurants opened since May 2012. Jubilant FoodWorks has plans to operate 500 Dunkin' Donuts locations across India over the long-term.
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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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