The US coffee and donut chain is continuing its rapid expansion in Saudi Arabia, opening 30 stores in a single day amid plans to exceed 600 stores across the kingdom by the end of the year
Dunkin' is on track to exceed 600 outlets in Saudi Arabia by the end of 2022 | Photo credit: Inspire Brands
US coffee and donut chain Dunkin’s has further boosted its presence in Saudi Arabia, opening 30 new stores in a single day.
Dunkin’ launched in Saudi Arabia in 1986 and currently operates more than 500 stores in the kingdom.
The company opened the new stores, a combination of retail and drive-thru formats, on 1 October to mark International Coffee Day, breaking its record for the number of outlet openings in a single day.
The expansion comes just six months after Dunkin’ Saudi Arabia opened 17 stores in a single day in May 2022.
Dunkin’ and its Middle East franchise partner Shahia Food Limited Company are on track to exceed 600 outlets in Saudi Arabia by the end of 2022.
Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing coffee markets in the Middle East, with Dunkin’ citing research indicating that local coffee consumption has steadily grown by almost 4% each year since 2016.
“It’s an exhilarating time to be the beverage and bakery leader in Saudi Arabia. We’re proud of our 37-year legacy in Saudi Arabia and are energised by the opportunity to bring the Dunkin’ brand to new guests in 30 new communities. Congratulations to the Shahia Food team on this record-breaking achievement,” said Michael Haley, President & Managing Director of International, Inspire Brands.
Inspire Brands acquired Dunkin Brands, which controlled the Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins businesses, for $11.3bn in December 2020.
Inspire Brands currently operates more than 2,600 stores in the Middle East across its food and beverage brands.
US-basedDunkin’ currently operates nearly 13,000 outlets across 40 countries worldwide.