Dunkin’ to build in Brazil

by Eric Schroeder
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CANTON, MASS. — Check another country off the list for Dunkin’ Donuts. The U.S.-based coffee and baked goods chain, which in recent years has entered Turkey, London, India, Guatemala and Vietnam, announced March 20 that it has signed an agreement with OLH Group to begin developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Brazil. The agreement calls for the development of 65 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Brasilia and Goias areas over the next several years.

“We feel there is significant opportunity for the Dunkin’ Donuts brand in Brazil and are delighted to announce the signing of our agreement with OLH Group to enter the market,” said Paul Twohig, president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Europe and Latin America. “The leaders at OLH Group have extensive restaurant industry experience and a deep knowledge of local consumers, so we feel they will be strong partners as we enter Brazil.”

Dunkin’ Donuts currently has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries around the world, including more than 325 locations across Latin America in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Peru. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Brazil will feature the brand’s range of coffees, teas, espresso-based beverages, Coolatta frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, croissants and sandwiches. The brand also will offer regional menu items specific to Brazil to cater to local tastes.
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