Dunkin’ Donuts franchise returns to UK with new opportunities

American doughnut chain and Baskin-Robbins launch ‘combi-store’ with plans for rapid UK Dunkin’ Donuts expansion

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Following a 20-year hiatus from the UK, American doughnut-chain Dunkin’ Donuts has partnered with sister brand Baskin-Robbins to open its first ‘combi’ store.

Launched in St Albans earlier this year, the store, which will stock both Baskin-Robbins ice cream and Dunkin’ Donuts sweet treats, is part of a larger expansion plan for the brand – with the global doughnut franchisor hoping to open 144 more stores across the UK.

Dunkin’ Donuts is in discussion with WH Smith and Welcome Break service stations to install branches with plans to open both single and combi-stores.

Nigel Travis, chairman and chief executive for Dunkin’ Donuts, commented:

“The trick to expansion for a new brand is airports, train stations and motorways – high footfall areas to give us brand presence.”

The doughnut franchise’s investment details are available upon application, which is accessible here.

Baskin-Robbins, who currently have 150 UK stores, are also looking to expand their ice-cream branches with multi- and single store opportunities available.

If you are interested in joining the Baskin-Robbins franchise, potential franchisees need a minimum total investment of £120,000 (£60,000 liquid capital).

For multi-store branches, investors require at least £120,000 liquid capital and available funding of another £480,000 to complete the roll out and operation of five stores.

For more information or to make an application have a look at the Baskin-Robbins franchise website.

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