History: Timeline of Events
1948: William Rosenberg opened his first coffee and donut shop in Quincy, Massachusetts called "Open Kettle".
1955: He began to sell his business as a franchise.
1972: The infamous "Munchkins" were created to be a part of the Dunkin' menu.
2006: Over the years, Dunkin' Donuts has gone through a number of slogans, but their most successful to date is their current one: America Runs on Dunkin'.
2014: After almost 70 years in the business, Dunkin' Donuts has grown to have 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries and have over 1,000 items on their menu. They are owned by Dunkin' Brands Inc., who also owns Baskin Robins.
1950: Rosenberg decided to rename it to Dunkin' Donuts and create the business known globally today.
1965: Ten years after franchising, the business became global.
1997: Following the great success of a variety of donuts, breakfast sandwiches were added to the menu.
2012: With all their success and influx of technology, Dunkin's first mobile application was created.