13 Mar 2012

Dunkin' Donuts sees profit in pork

9:00 am on 13 March 2012

Pork donuts may be unpalatable to many, but the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain is finding ways of catering to tastes in China.

It aims to open another 100 stores there in the next two to three years.

Private equity firms bought Dunkin' Brands from global spirits maker Pernod Ricard SA in 2006.

It became a publicly traded company in July 2011, and moved into profit in the fourth quarter.

Chief executive Nigel Travis says it already has 5400 outlets in the Asia-Pacific region and it plans to open at least 250 new stores for both its brands by 2015.