Dunkin’ Brands Celebrates Donut Day With Expansion

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June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Nigel Travis, chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Dunkin’ Brands, discusses the brands’ expansion across the United States and globally and explains the company’s growth strategy. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Southern california.

Why so much all at once?

I do remember the four.

It is global doughnut day.

I must say, we have a great brand.

We're expanding around the world.

We're going to california.

We are moving california up.

That is exciting heard -- that is exciting.

Texas, germany.

We broke our own world record.

The thing is, you are expanding in a lot of places.

I know you are making a lot of money, you have been growing scales -- sales up to 20%. is there a point when you grow too fast?

A lot of investors do not think we are growing fast enough.

It is interesting to hear the other perspective.

We grow where we think franchises are going to make a lot of money.

I am obsessed with franchise economics.

We have moved the number of stores who make money in the first year up dramatically -- we have doubled it.

We want to make sure that we maintain.

Continue.

Please.

[laughter] we want to make sure that our franchises make money.

If we go too fast, we fear we are going to open up some markets that don't work out.

It is a check and balance.

This year, we think we have the right balance.

Don't talk.

Your mouth is full right now.

Can tom wander into a dunkin' donuts anywhere in the world and expect the same thing?

We actually do customize it.

On global doughnut day, we have this doughnut that is in front of us.

It was in front of us.

[laughter] we have a smiley face doughnut around the world.

On our website, we are featuring different doughnuts from different places around the world.

I did a show as part of c suite for you guys.

You talked about moving into fast casual.

How has it been to expand to more than just doughnuts?

Most of your sales come from coffee.

How is it going with the fast casual?

The move into a broader menu has been going on for a long time.

The area that has developed well is breakfast sandwiches and bakery sandwiches.

We launched a new grilled chicken flatbread sandwich.

I have been moving around a lot this weekend i have had it three times and it is fantastic to read it is a great sandwich when you are on the go and you want to pop it in.

The coffee is going very well.

Now in the summer, it is cooled off.

Dunkin' donuts is famous for those.

On behalf of the investors, if it is going so well, you have 25% profit margins, net profit margins, why do you up your dividend again?

You could afford to pay more.

Come on.

We possibly could.

Some investors mentioned that to us last week.

We will continue to look at that.

We tend to review our dividend once a year.

Don't be a stranger.

In honor of d-day, i will go for

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