Dunkin' Donuts

American multinational coffee company and quick service restaurant

Dunkin' Donuts, often abbreviated as DD and officially known as simply Dunkin',[n 1] is an American franchise based in Canton, Massachusetts.

Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' (U.S. and other selected countries, 2019–present)
Founded1950; 71 years ago (1950) in Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
FounderWilliam Rosenberg
Number of locations
  • 12,871 points of distribution (2019)[1]
Areas served
Key people
  • Baked goods
  • hot beverages
  • iced beverages
  • frozen beverages
  • sandwiches
  • soft drinks
RevenueIncrease US$1.32 billion[3] (2018)
ParentDunkin' Brands

The company started as a traditional donut shop, selling doughnuts and coffee. Later, they added flavored coffee and iced coffee. They also began to sell breakfast sandwiches: these contain egg, cheese, and pork (bacon, ham, or sausage), on bread (bagel, croissant, or English muffin). With the addition of breakfast sandwiches, Dunkin' Donuts has since become a popular spot for a quick breakfast.

The franchise was established around 1950, in Quincy, Massachusetts. As of 2010, over ten thousand Dunkin' Donuts locations exist worldwide. Their largest market outside of the United States is in South Korea. Its name was changed to Dunkin' in 2019.[4]


  1. "SEC Filing Dunkin Brands, Inc". investor.dunkinbrands.com. 2019. Archived from the original on 2020-02-03. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  2. Fantozzi, Joanna (Mar 11, 2019). "Dunkin' Brands names new chief legal officer". Nation's Restaurant News. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  3. "How Has Dunkin' Brands Revenue Performed And What Is Its Potential?". Forbes.
  4. https://www.businessinsider.com/dunkin-donuts-changes-name-no-donuts-2018-9


  1. The company officially began doing business as Dunkin' in 2019. Most stores have retained the Dunkin' Donuts imprint in use since 1950.