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Dunkin' Donuts continues expansion in India

Dunkin' Donuts IndiaOne of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains, Dunkin’ Donuts, reported that the rapid development of the brand across India continues, as its master franchisee Jubilant FoodWorks is looking forward to completing their long-term goal of operating 500 Dunkin’ Donuts units. The recent opening of a unit in the South Indian city of Bangalore marked the opening 36th franchise unit in the country since Jubilant FoodWorks signed their franchise agreement. This means that now Dunkin’ Donuts already has presence in the India’s three most significant urban markets – Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

John Varughese, Vice President, Dunkin’ Brands India, Middle East and Southeast Asia, said: “We are pleased with the development progress we’ve made across India over the past few years with our master franchisee Jubilant FoodWorks. 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.”

In addition to the brand’s vast range of high-quality beverages, sandwiches and baked goods, they also serve regional products that cater to local tastes. For example, the Wicked Wrap, which includes marinated spicy chicken tenders and nachos wrapped in a multigrain tortilla, and freshly brewed Spiked Iced Tea, “generously splashed with 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 appears to be one of the most rapidly growing brands in India with 36 restaurants opened and fully operating since May 2012. The Jubilant FoodWorks’ long-term plan to operate 500 Dunkin’ Donuts units across India is running full speed.