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Dunkin’ Brands Names New CEO

  Nigel Travis has been appointed chief executive officer of Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.

  Before coming to Dunkin’ Brands, Travis was with Papa John’s pizza chain, where he was president and CEO since 2005. Prior to Papa John’s, he held various roles of responsibility at Blockbuster Inc. and Burger King.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to join Dunkin’ Brands and build on the remarkable transformation that has taken place under Jon’s leadership,” Travis says. “I am looking forward to working with Jon [Luther], the executive team, and all of the employees and franchisees who have helped to reinvigorate two of the world’s most powerful, recognized and beloved brands.”

  Travis will assume the role Jan. 6 from Luther, who will remain executive chairman of the board.

“In Nigel, Dunkin’ Brands has found a leader with a proven track record of delivering extraordinary results,” Luther says. “His wide-ranging achievements in retail and the food-service industry will strengthen our overall senior leadership team, further enhancing our ability to execute our long-range strategic plans.

“Nigel’s ability to develop strong franchisee networks, his understanding of the intensely competitive global marketplace and his innovative, results-oriented style will build on the powerful momentum already in place at our Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands.”