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Chelmsford/ Ipswich: Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant to open next month as American brand returns to the UK

06:00 22 January 2014

US coffee chain Dunkin

US coffee chain Dunkin' Donuts is returning to the UK market with a menu tailored to British tastes, including sausage butties.

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Chelmsford is to be among the first places in Britain to get a new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant as part of the American coffee shop brand’s return to the UK market after an absence of 20 years.

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The first of the new restaurants opened at Harrow, in north London, last month and the Chelmsford outlet, due to open at 13-14 Moulsham Street in mid-February, will be the first outside of the capital.

It will be the first of more than 20 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants to be operated under a franchise deal between the brand’s United States-based owners and the UK-based Court Group, which is chaired by Suffolk businessman and former Ipswich Town FC chairman David Sheepshanks.

Mr Sheepshanks said yesterday: “Dunkin’ Donuts is an international brand with a long history, and we are excited to be part of the official launch of Dunkin’ in the UK.

“We look forward to bringing Dunkin’ Donuts’ famous high-quality food and drink to local people in Chelmsford and beyond.”

The other towns and cities where Court Group-operated Dunkin’ Donuts franchises are due to follow later this year include Cambridge.

Dunkin’ Donuts, which is based in Canton, Massachusetts, is one of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains, with nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries world-wide.

Besides doughnuts, its restaurants serve a wide range of hot and iced beverages, including Dunkin’ Donuts’ Original Blend Coffee and tea, as well as an assortment of breakfast and all-day sandwiches, baked goods and other snacks.

It announced that it was returning to the UK last year, having abandoned a previous attempt to break into the market in the mid-1990s, and is tailoring its offer to British tastes with a menu including sausage butties, bacon butties and porridge

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6 comments

  • A tenuous link to Ipswich here! Heck, it's not even Suffolk. Don't put Ipswich in the headline when it has nothing to do with Ipswich. As for the story...so what? DD isn't a great place to visit anyway and the doughnuts aren't all that great. Give me a bag of fresh ring doughnuts from the market any day of the week!

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    Chris Church

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  • An excellent opportunity for us to get our "5 a day" - bags of sugar, that is.

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    T Doff

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  • Slow news day? Good - another health food outlet!

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    Mr Grumpy

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  • I love doughnuts (NOT "donuts") as much as the next copper, probably more. But they'd have to be pretty special for me to want to drive to Chelmsford for them. Why is this in the Ipswich Star? Former ITFC chairman buys doughnut shop, well whoopee-doo.

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    PC Plod

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  • More rubbish junk food, more US invasion.

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    C Smith

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  • With someone who has been associated with sports and indeed bringing youngsters to the forefront of sport for many years you would have thought that possibly Mr Sheepshanks's business interests would reflect a healthier lifestyle but then I guess whether it is the sideline or the waistline, it really doesn't matter to him where profit comes from.

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    dale craven

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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