The US chain has accelerated outlet growth over the last three years to become the largest coffee operator in the Philippines
The 800-store milestone was achieved following the opening of 13 new Dunkin’ stores in one weekend | Photo credit: Inspire Brands
Dunkin’ has opened its 800th store in the Philippines with an outlet in Laoag City.
The US coffee and donut chain operates in the southeast Asian country via local franchisee Golden Donuts, Inc., which opened its first Dunkin’ store in Makati City in 1981.
The 800-store milestone was achieved following the opening of 13 new Dunkin’ stores in one weekend, 12-13 August 2023.
“We are thrilled to reach this exciting milestone in the Philippines and continue our growth throughout the country with strong licensees like Golden Donuts, Inc.,” said Michael Haley, President and Managing Director of International at Inspire Brands.
World Coffee Portal research shows that Dunkin’ and Starbucks both held a 22% market share of the Filipino branded coffee shop market in 2020, with 406 and 403 stores respectively.
However, the gap between the two US brands has since widened, with Seattle-based Starbucks , which opened its first Filipino store in 1997, now operating approximately 430 stores.
Dunkin’ was acquired by hospitality group Inspire Brands for $11.3bn in December 2020 and operates more than 13,200 stores across 40 markets, including nearly 9,500 in the US.
Alongside the Philippines, Dunkin’ has a strong presence in South Korea and Saudi Arabia, with approximately 900 and 650 stores respectively.