Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has named David Hoffmann as president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, effective October 3, 2016. He will report to Nigel Travis, chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, and will serve on the leadership team.
Hoffmann joins Dunkin’ Brands after 22 years with McDonald’s Corporation, where he most recently served as president, high growth markets, which includes China, South Korea, Russia and several additional European markets.
Hoffmann replaces Paul Twohig who, as previously announced, is retiring and will stay with the company through the end of the first quarter 2017 to ensure a smooth transition. In his new position, Hoffmann will be responsible for Dunkin’ Donuts’ operations and marketing in the U.S. and Canada, as well as global franchising and store development for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.
“Dave is a proven leader with a wealth of quick-service restaurant and franchising experience, and a solid track record of delivering growth in a wide range of economic and competitive environments. His financial and industry expertise, combined with his strong talent development skills and experience using digital technologies to enhance the restaurant experience, makes him uniquely positioned to help accelerate Dunkin’ Donuts’ strategic expansion in the U.S.,” says Travis.
With more than 19,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick-service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the second quarter 2016, Dunkin’ Brands’ nearly 100% franchised business model included more than 11,900 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and more than 7,700 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.
SOURCE: Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.