CANTON, MA (August 26, 2015) -- Dunkin' Donuts today announced that Suzanne DeChant has been appointed as Regional Vice President for the Philadelphia / Baltimore / Washington (PBW) region and upstate New York. In this role, Ms. DeChant will be responsible for providing support to Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees and field teams throughout the region.  She will report directly to Weldon Spangler, Vice President of Operations, U.S. and Canada at Dunkin' Brands.

An experienced operations and marketing executive, Ms. DeChant has a proven track record of delivering results and developing successful teams in the multi-unit retail and  restaurant industries. She has spent the last 14 years with Starbucks Coffee Company, most recently as Regional Vice President of Operations in New York City and also held senior positions in operations and marketing with Papa John’s and Ciao Cucina Restaurants.

“Suzanne’s operation’s experience, her proven leadership skills and extensive knowledge of the restaurant industry will complement the talents of our dedicated operations team, bring another level of support to our franchise community and help us further our mission to  deliver an excellent guest experience,” said Weldon Spangler, Vice President of Operations, U.S. and Canada, Dunkin’ Brands.


About Dunkin' Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,400 restaurants in 38 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com


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