Dunkin Donuts Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi
Dunkin' Donuts is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain based in Canton, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1950 by William Rosenberg in Quincy, Massachusetts. Its logo is two D's side by side in orange and hot pink. The company primarily competes with Starbucks, as over half the company's business is in coffee sales, and with Krispy Kreme for doughnut sales. Dunkin Donuts is being operated in Pakistan
since 2000. It is franchised by Phoenix Foods (Pvt.) Ltd. in Lahore and Islamabad. Whereas Karachi operations are controlled by IFL. From our first shop in Defense, Lahore we have now over 12 outlets in Islamabad and Lahore and above ten locations in Karachi to cater to your sweet tooth! You can now walk into any Dunkin’ Donuts outlet, confident that you’ll get a delicious freshly made donut and a great cup of freshly brewed coffee, always.
University Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Pakistan
+92 (331) 3666-000
Foodtype / Cuisine:
Coffee, Donut, Sandwiches, Fast Food
History: In 1948, William Rosenberg and Stephen So opened their first restaurant, Open Kettle, in Quincy, Massachusetts before renaming it Dunkin' Donuts in 1950. In 2004, the company's headquarters were relocated to Canton. The following year, four-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee Stan Frankenthaler was appointed the company's first Executive Chef/Director of Culinary Development. In 2008, Dunkin' Donuts opened its first "green" store in St. Petersburg, Florida. The restaurant is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified and includes programs like worm composting (which "will eat the waste produced by the store, such as coffee grounds and paper products ... convert[ing it] into fertilizer for local farms and gardens"), water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and the use of well water rather than potable water for all irrigation. On December 10, 2008, Nigel Travis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin’ Brands. He also assumed the role of Dunkin’ Donuts President at the end of 2009. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6 billion. In 2011, Dunkin' Donuts earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for the fifth year in a row. In April 2012, Dunkin' Donuts switched its beverage products back to The Coca-Cola Company having served PepsiCo products in response to similar rivals expanding PepsiCo products to the United States in 2011. The only exception was PepsiCo's Gatorade. Locations in Canada were unaffected by the switch, although a location in Montreal's Eaton Centre served Nestea along with mostly PepsiCo products. Dunkin' Donuts, along with Baskin-Robbins, is co-owned by Dunkin' Brands Inc. (known as Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants, when it was a part of Allied Domecq). Dunkin' Brands used to own the Togo's chain, but sold it in late 2007 to a private equity firm. Dunkin' Brands was owned by French beverage company Pernod Ricard S.A. after it purchased Allied Domecq. They reached an agreement in December 2005 to sell the brand to a consortium of three private-equity firms, Bain Capital Partners, the Carlyle Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners. The company's largest competitors include Krispy Kreme donuts, Starbucks, and small locally owned donut shops. In Canada and parts of the northern United States, Tim Hortons is a major competitor. In Colombia, Donut Factory had been its local rival, and Dunkin' has adapted its doughnut selection to local tastes. Mister Donut had been its largest competitor in the United States before the company was bought by Dunkin' Donuts' parent company. The Mister Donut stores were rebranded as Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin controls the trademark rights to the Mister Donut trademark through various new and amended older trademark registrations with the USPTO.
Did You Know?
- Why Dunkin' Donuts? Today, Dunkin' Donuts is America's largest retailer of coffee-by-the-cup, serving nearly 1.5 billion cups of brewed coffee each year.
On an average day, Dunkin' Donuts sells more than 30 cups of freshly brewed coffee each second.
Dunkin' Donuts uses 100-percent Arabica coffee beans and has its own coffee specifications, which are recognized by the industry as a superior grade of coffee. Based on Dunkin' Donuts Quality (DDQ) specifications, coffee is milled and processed specifically for the company.
Dunkin' Donuts team of experts carefully oversees its coffee to ensure a consistently high quality cup - from the coffee cherries on the farm to the precise standards for brewing and serving Dunkin' Donuts coffee in stores.
As coffee is viewed more and more as a commodity, Dunkin' Donuts Tree-to-Cup program is a revolutionary approach to coffee management. The company proactively establishes and monitors stringent specifications for quality starting at the coffee farms and throughout the entire coffee production process.
- What is Coffee and Where Does It Come From? "Coffee" comes from the Latin form of the genus Coffea, a member of the Rubiaceae family that includes more than 500 genera and 6,000 species of tropical trees and shrubs.
Coffee beans are not beans, but the pits of a fruit that resemble cherries.
Approximately 2,000 berries are needed to make one pound of coffee.
There are about 25 major species within coffee, but the typical coffee drinker is likely to be familiar with two, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica represents approximately 70 percent of the world's coffee production.
An Arabica coffee plant takes about five years to mature and produce its first crop.
Coffee cherries start as green in early stage of growth, turn yellow, red, then dark crimson when they are finally ripe.
Coffee plants bloom with white blossoms, with a sweet jasmine scent.
Species of coffee trees can grow as tall as 32 feet with leaves ranging in color from purple to yellow. The green coffee leaf is the predominant color.
Coffee beans are roasted at 400°F.
When roasted, a coffee bean doubles in size, and the caramelization of the sugar turns its color from green to brown.
The longer coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process; therefore dark roasted coffees actually have less caffeine than medium roasts.
Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. to produce coffee.
Coffee is the second most valuable traded commodity, second only to oil.
Products: Dunkin' Donuts has more than 1,000 doughnut varieties along with other products.
- Coffee: For more than 60 years, Dunkin’ Donuts has been freshly brewing America’s Favorite Coffee just for you. It’s a job we take seriously. After all, America runs on Dunkin’.
- Espresso – Revival of the Fittest: Our espresso beans are 100% Fair Trade Certified™ and selected from only the finest, high-quality Arabica beans. Freshly ground and brewed when you order, our espresso is just what you need to perk up. Oh yea, you’re ready for whatever comes your way.
Perfectly-paired with an Oven-Toasted Breakfast Sandwich.
- Hot Chocolate – A Divine Classic: Chocolate lover’s from far and wide rave about our rich and delicious Hot Chocolate. It is the classic warm-you-up treat.
With a donut? Of course, we love the classics together.
- Tea – Simple Comfort: Sometimes a cup of tea is the perfect complement to a moment for yourself. Available in Regular, Decaf, and Green Tea, Dunkin’ Hot Tea will warm you up on those cold days. Perfectly paired with one of our freshly baked muffins.
- Donuts: Our donuts have been bringing smiles since 1950. Treat yourself, or spread the joy by bringing people together with a dozen donuts. Made fresh daily, and in a variety of colorful and delicious flavors—there is a favorite for everyone. Donuts were made for dunking so grab a coffee while you’re there.
- Munchkins – Little Pop of Pleasure: Our famous Munchkins® make the perfect treat to share with friends, family and colleagues alike. Made fresh daily in a variety of colorful and delicious flavors, there’s a favorite for everyone. Be a real hero and pick up a Box O’ Joe®while you’re there.
- Muffins – Freshly Baked Delicious: We’ve got more than 60 years of baking on our side to win over every muffin enthusiast. Available in classic flavors like blueberry, corn, coffee cake and chocolate chip, our muffins are made to love.
Perfectly paired with freshly brewed coffee.
- Breakfast Sandwiches – Oven Toasted Goodness: Smoked cherry wood bacon, egg white omelets, aged cheddar cheese, a freshly baked croissant, a hearty bagel, English muffin, crispy flatbread—we’d go on, but we know you’re already drooling. Luckily, you can head to your local DD anytime to satisfy your hunger.
Grab a freshly brewed Hot or Iced Coffee to make it a real meal.
- Flavored Coffee – Get Your Flavor Fix: Whether you enjoy America's Favorite Coffee piping hot or refreshingly iced, you can mix and match with several flavors to make it just right. Choose from sweetened flavors like Mocha & Caramel Swirl, or several unsweetened flavors including Blueberry, Caramel, Cinnamon, Coconut, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Raspberry and Toasted Almond. Made with 100% Arabica beans, available in Original Blend or Dunkin' Decaf®, it's freshly brewed and prepared just for you. How do you take it?
- Other Bakery – Freshly Baked & First Rate: With more than 60 years of experience, we keep baking up deliciousness. Choose from warm and oven-toasted items like English muffins, croissants and biscuits or sweet treats like our chocolately, divine brownie.
With a freshly brewed Hot or Iced Coffee, you can’t go wrong.