President of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada To Retire in 2017

by Katie Lee

Canton, Mass. — Paul Twohig, president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, has decided to retire at the end of the first quarter of 2017. Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, plans to name a successor before the end of the year.

Twohig will remain in his current position, with responsibility for Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada operations as well as global franchising and store development for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, until a successor is appointed. After that, he will remain actively involved with the company until he retires next year. He will continue to report to Nigel Travis, Dunkin’ Brands’ chairman and CEO. 

Dunkin’ Brands also has promoted Chris Fuqua to senior vice president, Dunkin’ Donuts brand marketing, global consumer insights & product innovation, and Scott Hudler to chief digital officer. Fuqua and Hudler will continue to report to Travis.

“Since joining the company in 2009, Paul has been a major contributor to Dunkin’ Brands’ success. During Paul’s tenure, we have increased our domestic Dunkin’ Donuts store count by more than 30%, adding more than 2,000 net new restaurants across the country,” says Travis. “Paul has also consistently focused on people development, and as a result, we have strong operations and development teams in place ready to take our brands to new levels of success.” 

At the end of the first quarter 2016, Dunkin’ Brands’ nearly 100% franchised business model included more than 11,800 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and more than 7,600 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

SOURCE: Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.

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