DUNKIN’ DONUTS ANNOUNCES FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH SSP GROUP TO DEVELOP RESTAURANTS AT TRAIN STATIONS IN DENMARK
CANTON, Mass. (March 31, 2015) – Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading coffee and baked goods chains, today announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, to begin developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in train stations across Denmark on an exclusive basis. The franchise agreement calls for the development of at least five Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in train stations throughout the country over the next five years, with the first location planned to open at Copenhagen Central Station on 1st April.
“Denmark consistently ranks among the top countries worldwide in terms of coffee consumption, so we are very excited to announce our entry into the country with Dunkin’ Donuts,” said Paul Twohig, President, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Europe and Latin America. “SSP brings an incredible depth of expertise in operating restaurants at transit stations around the world, so we feel they will bring strong experience as we begin developing Dunkin’ Donuts in key train stations across Denmark.”
The upcoming Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at Copenhagen Central Station will be open weekdays from 5:30am to 9:00pm, Saturdays from 6:00am to 9:00pm and Sundays from 7:00am to 9:00pm. To celebrate the store opening, Dunkin’ Donuts and SSP will be rewarding the first 100 guests in line on opening day with free donuts for one year. The restaurant will feature Dunkin’ Donuts’ wide range of hot and iced coffees, lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, teas, Coolatta® frozen drinks, bagels, muffins, croissants, donuts and sandwiches, all served fast and at a great value.
“We are proud to bring Dunkin’ Donuts’ extensive range of high-quality beverages, sandwiches and baked goods to Denmark,” said Mark Angela, Chief Commercial Officer at SSP Group. “We believe Dunkin’ Donuts’ wide selection of delicious coffees and food options, all served fast and at a great value, will be well received by travellers and commuters looking for a boost while they’re on-the-go. We look forward to working in partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts bringing this much loved brand to Copenhagen Central Station.”
Dunkin’ Donuts currently has more than 11,300 restaurants in 36 countries around the world, including 170 locations across Europe in Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,300 restaurants in 36 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
SSP is a leading operator of food and beverage concessions in travel locations, operating restaurants, bars, cafés, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations. With a heritage stretching back over 60 years, today SSP has nearly 30,000 employees, serving approximately a million customers every day. It has business at circa 130 airports and circa 270 rail stations, and operates approximately 2,000 units in 29 countries around the world.
SSP operates an extensive portfolio of approximately 300 international, national, and local brands. These include Upper Crust, Starbucks, Caffè Ritazza, Burger King, M&S Simply Food, Caviar House & Prunier, Millie’s Cookies, and YO! Sushi, as well as stunning bespoke concepts such as the Montreux Jazz Café in Geneva, Zurich and Paris, Café Deco in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and the award winning Center Bar at Zurich.
The Group's revenue and operating profit for the year ended 30 September 2014 were £1.82 billion and £88.5 million, respectively.