David Hoffman, President of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. since 2016, has been named CEO of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins. He succeeds Nigel Travis, who is retiring from the role he has held since 2009 but who will remain actively involved in the company, serving on its Board of Directors and focusing on the brand’s international business growth. Hoffman also will serve on the company’s board.
Since joining the company in October 2016, Hoffmann has been responsible for overseeing the implementation of a multi-year Blueprint for Growth, designed to transform the Dunkin’ Brands into a leader in the on-the-go beverage market. In this role, he also led all aspects of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. operations, supply chain, marketing, consumer packaged goods (CPG) growth, digital innovation and franchise development.
Before joining the brand, Hoffman worked for McDonald’s, beginning as a crew member while still a teenager. Hoffman held leadership positions for several of the company’s key functions, including strategy and insights, development, training, operations and supply chain. Before that, Hoffmann worked for accounting firm Arthur Andersen.
"When we recruited Dave to Dunkin' Brands 18 months ago with the intent that he would succeed me as CEO, we knew that we were getting a world-class leader with extensive restaurant industry expertise, and he has exceeded all of our expectations,” said outgoing CEO Nigel Travis. “Dave has demonstrated he is exactly the person to lead the next phase of our global growth.”