Dunkin' Donuts opens first store in mainland China

by Eric Schroeder
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CANTON, MASS. — Dunkin’ Donuts, the world’s largest coffee and baked foods chain with more than 7,900 restaurants in 30 countries and territories around the world, has opened its first store in mainland China.

The restaurant, which is located on one of the busiest streets in Shanghai, is the first of an expected 150 Dunkin’ Donuts outlets to be opened in mainland China during the next 10 years. The company said it plans to expand the concept to other regions of China in the near future.

"Shanghai represents the first step in Dunkin’ Donuts growth in mainland China," said Anthony P. Pavese, chief operating officer for Dunkin’ Donuts International. "We are committed to expanding our presence in the region and are actively looking for a portfolio of partners to further accelerate our growth."

The company said that the Shanghai restaurant will offer Dunkin’ Donuts complete menu of products as well as items customized to suit local taste preferences, such as green tea donuts, mochi rings and iced fruit teas.

Dunkin’ Donuts operates nearly 1,800 restaurants in the Asia Pacific region, including more than 550 in Korea, 600 in the Philippines, and 260 in Indonesia.

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