CANTON, Mass., US – Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to develop restaurants in major metropolitan areas across Turkey. This effort is part of Dunkin’ Donuts’ development strategy to increase its presence internationally.
Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking to recruit large, well-capitalized groups with deep operating experience capable of building out a region with a minimum of 20-25 restaurants or the entire country.
The brand’s initial focus in Turkey will be specifically developing Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Adana. Dunkin’ Donuts is targeting an early 2015 entry with the goal of developing more than 100 restaurants over the next 10 years.
“We recognize the restaurant industry in Turkey continues to diversify, which presents a strong growth opportunity for Dunkin’ Donuts,” said Jeremy Vitaro, Vice President of International Development for Dunkin’ Brands. “We feel our value proposition of serving high-quality food and beverages in a fast, friendly environment at a great value will resonate with Turkish consumers.”
In addition to Turkey, Dunkin’ Donuts has recently expanded into other countries including India, Guatemala and Vietnam. Currently, Dunkin Donuts has 3,200 franchised restaurants internationally.
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 seven years running.
The company has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.