Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises 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 with approximately 19,000 points of distribution in approximately 60 countries worldwide. Brands Dunkin’ Donuts-U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts is a U.S. QSR concept. Dunkin’ Donuts has transformed itself into a coffee and beverage-based concept, and serves the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee category and the iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee category. The company has sales of approximately 1.7 billion servings of total hot and iced coffee annually. Baskin-Robbins-U.S. Baskin-Robbins is a QSR chain in the U.S. for servings of hard-serve ice cream and develops and sells a range of frozen ice cream treats, such as cones, cakes, sundaes and frozen beverages. International operations The company’s international business is primarily conducted through joint ventures and country or territorial license arrangements with ‘master franchisees,’ which both operate and sub-franchise the brand within their licensed areas. The company’s international franchise system is located across Asia and the Middle East. South Korea In South Korea, the company conducts business through a 33.3% ownership stake in a combination Dunkin’ Donuts brand/Baskin-Robbins brand joint venture, with South Korean shareholders owning the remaining 66.7% of the joint venture. The joint venture acts as the master franchisee for South Korea, sub-franchising the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands to franchisees. The joint venture also manufactures and supplies restaurants located in South Korea with ice cream, donuts, and coffee products. Japan The company conducts business in Japan through a 43.3% ownership stake in a Baskin-Robbins brand joint venture. Its partner also owns a 43.3% interest in the joint venture, with the remaining 13.4% owned by public shareholders. The joint venture manufactures and sells ice cream to restaurants in Japan and acts as master franchisee for the country. Middle East The company conducts operations in the Middle East through master franchise arrangements. Licensing The company has licensing agreements with Dean Foods for domestic ice cream sales, with The J.M. Smucker Co. (Smuckers) for the sale of packaged coffee in non-franchised outlets (primarily grocery retail), and with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (KGM) and Smuckers for sale of Dunkin’ K-Cup pods in non-franchised outlets (primarily grocery retail), as well as from other licensees. Seasonality The company’s revenues are subject to fluctuations based on seasonality, primarily with respect to Baskin-Robbins. Dunkin’ Donuts hot beverage sales generally increase during the fall and winter months and iced beverage sales generally increase during the spring and summer months. Competition The company’s competitors include 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, among others. Regulatory Matters The company and its franchisees are also subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and various other laws governing such matters as minimum wage requirements, overtime and other working conditions, and citizenship requirements.
dunkin' brands group inc
(2DB:Berlin Stock Exchange)
130 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021
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