Dunkin’ Brands Inc. said its Dunkin' Donuts brand has maintained strong growth in the first half of the year, with 338 net openings worldwide.
Of those 338 new restaurants, 75 are located in the United States. Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Brands also said it has inked development deals to open another 72 stores throughout the country.
“As a result of our focus on steady, strategic growth, we have expanded our presence in existing markets while also successfully entering new territories,” said Nigel Travis, chief executive of Dunkin' Brands.
During the first half of 2010, the chain signed multistore development deals in 14 markets, including Detroit; South Bend, Ind.; Miami; Fayetteville, N.C.; Chicago; and St. Louis. Franchised units have already opened in Tampa, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; Phoenix; and Atlanta.
Dunkin’ Donuts currently operates more than 9,000 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide, and last year reported global systemwide sales of more than $5.7 billion.
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