The US coffee chain currently operates 30 UK stores and is planning to grow its presence in London with five new outlets before the end of the year
Dunkin’ plans to open 10 new UK stores by the end of 2023 | Photo credit: Dunkin’
Dunkin’ is seeking to double its 30-store presence in the UK over the next two years, including 10 new outlets by the end of 2023.
The majority of the US coffee chain’s UK outlets are currently in the northwest with only one site in London.
UK-based Dunkin’ licensee QFM Group said five of the new stores expected to open within the next four months will be in the capital, including a new flagship store on Wardour Street in September 2023.
“We are thrilled to be on this journey with Dunkin’ in the UK expanding our footprint in the capital. We have had real success in the North of England since opening and to support our great location in Baker Street, additional new store openings in the capital this year will enable more Londoners to access our iconic brand,” said Arjun Patel, Director, QFM Group.
Dunkin’ has sold 1.4 million beverages and 2.2 million donuts in the UK so far this year.
“Opening a flagship store in London is a major milestone for the brand as part of its international growth strategy and it will help to bring us closer to our mission of energising the world through great-tasting coffee and donuts,” added Michael Haley, President and Managing Director of International at Inspire Brands, which owns Dunkin’.
Founded in Massachusetts in 1950, Dunkin’ currently operates more than 13,200 stores across 38 markets, including over 9,200 outlets in the US, all of which are franchise owned and operated.
The coffee chain re-entered the UK market in 2014 following abortive attempts to gain a foothold in the 1960s and 1990s. QFM Group opened its first Dunkin’ store in Liverpool in May 2016.
Inspire Brands acquired Dunkin’ Brands, comprising Dunkin’ and ice cream chain Baskin-Robbins, for $11.3bn in December 2020.