When founder William Rosenberg opened his first donut shop in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1948, it was originally named Open Kettle. Two years later, "Dunkin’ Donuts" was officially born.
Formally founded in 1950, and now headquartered in Canton, MA, Dunkin' Brands Group operates and franchises quick service restaurants, serving hot and cold coffee, baked goods and ice cream under the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins brands and is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories in the U.S. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running in the U.S.
As of Mar 31, 2018, there were 12,598 Dunkin' Donuts (DD) locations in 41 states, the District of Columbia and 44 foreign countries (9,197 US and 3,401 international) and 7,993 Baskin Robbins (BR) locations in 43 states, the District of Columbia and 51 foreign countries (2,566 US and 5,427 international), with all locations franchised.