Profile: Dunkin' Brands Group Inc (DNKN.O)
22 Mar 2018
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., incorporated on November 22, 2005, is a franchisor of quick service restaurants (QSRs) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard serve ice cream. The Company franchises restaurants under its Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. The Company operates through four segments: Dunkin' Donuts-U.S., Dunkin' Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International and Baskin-Robbins-U.S. The Company has over 18,000 points of distribution in approximately 60 countries across the world. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 12,258 Dunkin' Donuts points of distribution, of which 8,828 were in the United States and 3,430 were international, and 7,822 Baskin-Robbins points of distribution, of which 5,284 were international and 2,538 were in the United States.
The Dunkin' Donuts U.S. segment is the United States QSR concept, and markets donut and bagel categories for servings. Dunkin' Donuts is also the QSR for breakfast sandwich servings. Dunkin' Donuts serves in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee category and the iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee category. Its points of distribution include traditional restaurants consisting of end-cap, in-line and stand-alone restaurants, and gas and convenience locations. In addition, it has alternative points of distribution (APODs), such as full- or self-service kiosks in offices, hospitals, colleges, airports, grocery stores, wholesale clubs, and other smaller-footprint properties.
The Baskin-Robbins-U.S. segment is engaged in serving hard-serve ice cream, and develops and sells a range of frozen ice cream treats, such as cones, cakes, sundaes and frozen beverages. As of December 31, 2016, Baskin-Robbins had 31 flavors offering consumers a different flavor for each day of the month. Baskin-Robbins restaurant formats include free standing restaurants and end-caps. The Company has other restaurants, consisting of small full-service restaurants and/or self-serve kiosks.
Dunkin' Donuts International
The Company's Dunkin' Donuts International segment franchisees are responsible for sourcing their own supplies with its standards. In addition, the Company assists its international franchisees in identifying regional and global suppliers.
As of December 31, 2016, Baskin-Robbins International segment had a manufacturing network, which consisted of 14 facilities. The Company utilizes facilities owned by Dean Foods Co. to produce ice cream products, which it purchases and distributes to its international markets. The Baskin-Robbins brand restaurants in India and Russia are supported by franchisee-owned facilities in those respective countries while the restaurants in Japan and South Korea are supported by the joint venture-owned facilities located within each country.
The Company competes with 7-Eleven, Burger King, Cold Stone Creamery, Cumberland Farms, Dairy Queen, McDonald's, Panera Bread, Quick Trip, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Tim Hortons, WaWa and Wendy's.
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc
130 Royall St
CANTON MA 02021-1010