Dunkin’ Donuts franchise returns to UK market

American doughnut chain and Baskin-Robbins launch ‘combi-store’ with plans for rapid UK Dunkin’ Donuts expansion

It’s more than 20 years since the American brand was last seen in the UK. American doughnut-chain Dunkin Donuts has partnered with sister brand Baskin-Robbins to open its first ‘combi’ store.

Launched in St Albans earlier this year, the new store will stock Baskin-Robbins ice cream and Dunkin Donuts. This is all part of the larger expansion plans the company have for the UK, with the franchisor hoping to open 144 more stores across the UK.

Nigel Travis, chairman and chief executive for Dunkin Donuts, commented: “The trick to expansion for a new brand is airports, train stations and motorways – high footfall areas to give us brand presence.”