Shahia Food Company, master franchisee for Dunkin’ Donuts in Saudi Arabia, along with Dunkin’ Brands, parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, recently celebrated the opening of its 400th store in the Kingdom in Riyadh’s Al-Hamra district. The new location features seating for more than 250 guests, including an outdoor seating area.
The event was attended by senior representatives from the companies, including David Hoffmann, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands; Kate Jaspon, chief financial officer of Dunkin’ Brands; John Varughese, senior vice president of Dunkin’ Brands International; and Saud Abdullah El-Athel, general manager of Dunkin’ Donuts Saudi Arabia.
“Dunkin’ Donuts has a rich heritage here in Saudi Arabia, where Shahia Food Company opened the brand’s first location more than 30 years ago,” said Varughese. “The opening of Dunkin’ Donuts’ 400th location in the Kingdom is a significant milestone for our brand here, and we’re pleased to celebrate the occasion with the Shahia Food Company team.”
Varughese added: “The Dunkin’ Donuts brand is known around the world for high-quality coffees and espresso drinks, delicious donuts, great value and fast speed of service. We remain committed to further innovating both on our products and the service we offer, and we look forward to continuing to grow our presence here in Saudi Arabia over the years to come.”
El-Athel said: “We’re very pleased to open our 400th Dunkin’ Donuts location so we can serve even more guests the brand’s delicious range of coffees, espresso drinks, hot chocolate, donuts and sandwiches. We’re proud to serve the local community here, and local communities throughout the Kingdom.”
Shahia Food Company currently operates more than nearly 400 Dunkin’ Donuts locations across Saudi Arabia. The restaurants offer a range of hot and iced coffees, cold brew coffee, espresso drinks, hot chocolate, sandwiches, donuts and other baked goods.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts currently has more than 12,700 restaurants in 43 countries around the world.