Dunkin' Donuts announced Thursday that it has signed agreements with two franchise groups to begin developing restaurants in the United Kingdom. The two agreements call for the development of 50 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Greater London over the next five years, with an initial focus on North London and East London. The chain is also in advanced discussions with additional franchise partners to help develop a total of 150 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the U.K. over the next five years, which includes the two signed agreements.
Twenty-five restaurants will open in East London under an agreement with The Court Group, chaired by U.K. businessman David Sheepshanks, CBE. Another 25 restaurants will open in North London under agreement with DDMG Ltd., a partnership formed by three experienced U.S. Dunkin' Donuts franchisees from the Baltimore/Philadelphia area and two local U.K. operators.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts currently has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries around the world, including more than 100 locations across Europe in Bulgaria, Germany, Russia and Spain.
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