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Dunkin’ Brands makes major moves at top to grow at greater speed

Dunkin’ Donuts has tapped senior vice president of operations Scott Murphy to move into the COO suite, and has brought on veteran industry executive, Rick Colon to fill the newly created position of senior vice president of operations and development.

The chain also has moved restaurant development and construction responsibilities under the operations team in a bid to hasten and improve decision-making as it pursues the goal of opening 18,000 locations and becoming the No. 1 “beverage-led, on-the-go brand,” a news release said.

Murphy has been with Dunkin’ Brands for about 14 years. He previously oversaw field operations for 8,500-plus U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts locations, as well as manufacturing and supply chain functions. He now takes on the added responsibility of executing the annual restaurant development plan.

Prior to joining Dunkin’, Colon spent nearly 40 years with McDonald’s, most recently as south zone president overseeing 4,000 locations across 11 states with a combined $11 billion in sales.

“Scott and Rick are innovative, inspirational leaders who understand every aspect of the restaurant industry, including, most importantly, driving operational excellence, people development and franchisee profitability,” CEO Dave Hoffmann said in the release. “Each has a unique blend of store operations and general management experience, and both are eminently qualified to help us capitalize on our tremendous growth opportunities.”

Dunkin’ Brands comprises more than 12,400 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and 7,900 Baskin-Robbins restaurants.

(QSR Web)

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