Dunkin’ Donuts to open in Moscow

New York City Dunkin' Donuts has returned to Russia, after an 11-year absence, with plans to open up to 20 outlets in Moscow this year, the company said Wednesday.

The company closed its two Russian shops in 1999 due to poor sales.

The owner of the franchisee for Russia and Ukraine said that the number of outlets could rise to 50 within five years, the Associated Press reported.

Thousands of coffee shops have opened in Russia in the past decade, almost all of them domestic brands. Starbucks opened its first store in Russia in 2007 and now runs 26 coffee shops in and around Moscow.

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