Notable Events In The History Of Dunkin' Donuts

Events

Founding of Dunkin' Donuts

1948

William Rosenberg founded the company "Open Kettle", the predecessor of Dunkin' Donuts, in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1948.

Selling of Dunkin' Donuts

1955

William Rosenberg began to sell Dunkin' Donuts as a franchise to other entrepreneurs. This was the first step in the company's popularization

Globalization of Dunkin' Donuts

1965

Dunkin' Donuts began to spread to other countries around the world, marking its first step in globalization.

The Advent Of The Famous "Munchkins"

1972

Dunkin' Donuts adds their famous copyrighted "Munchkins" product to their menu.

Addition of Breakfast Sandwiches

1997

Because of the increase in sales from the Munchkins and other donuts, Dunkin' Donuts expanded on its menu by adding breakfast sandwiches to it.

Adoption of Technology

2012

Dunkin' Donuts capitalizes on the increasing success of technology (especially smartphones) and creates its first mobile application that allows it to take a different marketing stance in the food industry.

Success by 2014

2014

By the year 2014, Dunkin' Donuts has expanded its operations into 33 countries worldwide and operates in a total of 11,000 restaurants. Additionally, it has over a 1,000 items in its menu.