Dunkin' Donuts is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain based in Canton, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1950 byWilliam Rosenberg in Quincy, Massachusetts. Since its founding, the company has grown to become one of the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world, with 15,000 restaurants in 37 different countries. The chain has grown to include over 1,000 items on their menu, including doughnuts, bagels, other baked goods, and a wide variety of hot and iced beverages.
The company primarily competes with Starbucks, as over half the company's business is in coffee sales. Dunkin' Donuts also competes with Krispy Kreme, as both companies sell doughnuts. The company also competes locally with Honey Dew Donuts, another popular Massachusetts based coffee and doughnut chain.