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Dunkin’ Brands names David Hoffman as CEO

Hoffman joined the company as President of Dunkin’ Donuts US in October 2016.

Dunkin’ Brands Group has named David Hoffman as the company’s new CEO.

The parent group of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins said that Hoffman will also serve on the company’s board of Directors and will remain President of Dunkin’ Donuts

He succeeds Nigel Travis, who has been at the helm of the firm for almost a decade.


Under Travis’ leadership, Dunkin’ Brands entered 25 international markets and added almost 6,000 restaurants globally.

It also launched its own consumer packaged-goods line and completed a successful IPO in 2011.

“When we recruited Dave to Dunkin’ Brands 18 months ago with the intent that he would succeed me as CEO, we knew that we were getting a world-class leader with extensive restaurant industry expertise, and he has exceeded all of our expectations," Travis said.

“From his development and implementation of the Dunkin' Donuts U.S. Blueprint for Growth, to the relationships he has forged with our franchisees and the talent management skills he has exhibited, Dave has demonstrated he is exactly the person to lead the next phase of our global growth.”

Dunkin’ Brands said that Travis has been named Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and will remain actively involved with the company.

Hoffman joined the company as President of Dunkin’ Donuts US in October 2016.

He has led all aspects of the company’s US business, has overseen the addition of hundreds of new stores and has spearheaded the coffee chain’s new concept store.

Before Dunkin’ Brands, he spent 22 years at McDonald’s Corporation.

I want to thank the Dunkin' Brands Board of Directors for the opportunity to lead this incredible company. I also want to offer my heartfelt appreciation to Nigel for his decade-long leadership of Dunkin' Brands as well as for the support he has shown me since I joined the Company," said Hoffmann. "