Dunkin’ Brands Inc. on Thursday named former McDonald’s executive Dave Hoffman the president of Dunkin’ Donuts’ in the U.S. and Canada.
The announcement came the morning after McDonald’s revealed in federal securities filings that the former president of its high growth markets had resigned without signing a non-compete agreement.
At Dunkin’, Hoffman replaces Paul Twohig, who had previously said he is retiring and would stay with the company through the end of the first quarter 2017. Hoffman will oversee marketing and operations for Dunkin’ in the U.S. and Canada. But he will also oversee global franchising and store development for that brand and sister chain 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,” Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a statement.
Hoffmann had been with McDonald’s for more than 20 years. He started his career there as a crew member in high school and rejoined the company after receiving his MBA through its management training program. He rose through the ranks and was ultimately head of McDonald’s Asian and Pacific markets before being named head of the chain’s high growth markets following a company reorganization last year.
“Dunkin’ Donuts is a great consumer brand and has tremendous development opportunities,” Hoffmann said in a statement.